Often in Scottish political discussions, the very fact that Scotland has renewable resources is taken to mean that will provide economic benefits. It’s good to see @mrdavidbol highlighting the reality of a sector currently dominated by multinationals and global supply chains. https://twitter.com/mrdavidbol/status/1381181392969682948
Around half the wind turbines in Britain are owned by governments, but none of them are from the UK. The French national generator, EDF, owns wind farms off the coast of Scotland. This is crucial, because these companiss place the manufacturing orders where most of the jobs are.
There’s no doubt Scotland has relevant capacity, including skills inherited from North Sea oil, that can be used in renewables. But that won’t happen without a more active intervention from government. That’s crucial for the future of the national and regional economies.
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