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Scotland 'leads the world' in the fight against climate change

Wednesday 24th June 2009

The Scottish Parliament today led the world by passing the strongest climate change legislation of any industrialised nation.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland lobbying at Holyrood - image Maverick Photo Agency

70,000 new green jobs if councils tackle climate change - new research

Over 70,000 jobs could be created across England and Wales if councils slashed climate-changing emissions by insulating homes and businesses and fitting green energy to buildings, according to independent research released by Friends of the Earth today.

Greenpeace response to news that offshore wind could power 19m homes

Responding to news today that offshore wind farms in the UK could power 19m homes, Dr Doug Parr, Greenpeace chief scientist, said:

"Offshore wind farms must be a key part of the UK's future energy supply. And they won't just generate electricity, they'll also generate thousands of British jobs and help tackle energy security.

"But if Britain is to get all the benefits that offshore wind will provide, the government must do more to support the industry."

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