Energy & Environment
Scotland has been championed as the ‘green capital’ of Europe. The ambitious climate change legislation passed unanimously by the parliament in 2009 is often hailed by ministers as ‘world-leading’.
This ambition is reflected in the White Paper, albeit with less emphasis than one might have expected. The White Paper talks of “Using independence to build a clean, green and nuclear-free nation”, which would make Scotland “a beacon of environmentalism and sustainability”.