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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S3W-39781
Asked by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Lothians, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 22 February 2011

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive how many jobs it estimates will be created under its plans for a low-carbon economy by 2014-15.

Current status: Answered by John Swinney on 24 February 2011


Answer

The Low Carbon Economic Strategy highlights the massive potential that renewable, environmental and emerging low carbon sectors have in Scotland. In considering the evidence base underpinning the Strategy we estimate that employment in the Low Carbon Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector could support an additional 22,000 additional jobs by 2014-15. This would increase employment in the sector to 95,000 by 2014-15 from its 2008-09 base of 73,000.