While some parties have been throwing around new dates for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the SNP has not. But then the ink is barely dry on Scottish legislation which set 2045 as the new target year. Instead it commits its MPs to push the new UK government into helping Scotland achieve that target through accelerating the deployment of carbon capture, usage and storage – a key technology for tackling the climate crisis – and matching Scotland’s 2032 date for all new cars to be electric. It also wants taxation reformed to support “greener choices”, like making our homes more energy-efficient. But the SNP insists Brexit must not be allowed to derail the train carrying us towards net-zero. And – unsurprisingly – suggests that the key to going even further in addressing climate change is… independence. Get rid of the UK’s nuclear deterrent and spend the money on public services.
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