Local MSP Maurice Golden has criticised the SNP Government for ignoring a key Scottish Parliament vote in relation to energy efficiency.
A statement from the SNP Government last week in the Parliament ignored a successful vote earlier in the year, which was led by the Scottish Conservatives.
The vote committed to ensure all home would reach the EPC “C” energy efficiency rating by 2030, which was ten years earlier than the SNP Government originally planned.
However, it was clear in the latest update from SNP Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, that the SNP are currently choosing to ignore that vote, which was backed by all opposition parties.
Mr Golden, who is the Shadow Cabinet Secretary on Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said:
“Yet again, we see this SNP Government choosing to ignore the will of the Parliament when they wish to.
“Many people across the West of Scotland struggle with energy bills and far too many live in fuel poverty – improving energy efficiency is one way to help tackle that”.
“Getting the job done by 2030 was an ambitious target, but instead, it appears those plans are now on the backburner, with the SNP Government set to condemn Scots to another lost decade of wasted energy and environmental costs.
“The SNP should heed the will of the Scottish Parliament and drive forward plans to reach these targets by 2030.”