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Without Subsidies, Green Energy Jobs At Risk

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One in six jobs in Scotland’s renewable energy sector could be lost within the next 12 months, according to an industry body. Scottish Renewables said thousands of posts could go as a result of changes to UK government support schemes.

But it added that most firms feel positive about the future, with many having diversified overseas.

The UK government made a commitment at the general election to scrap onshore wind subsidies.

It said the renewables industry had been “a strong success in Scotland thanks to UK government support”.

The Scottish Renewables poll found that its members predict of 16.9% decrease in full-time equivalent posts in Scotland over the next year.

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