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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35716
Asked by: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 3 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what discussion it has had with Crown Estate Scotland regarding the potential impact on the ScotWind Leasing process of its greenports policy.

Current status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 16 March 2021


Answer

A just transition to a net zero economy will be a fundamental component of green ports in Scotland and offshore wind will have a critical role to play in that transition as we work towards delivering up to 11 GW by 2030 and net zero in 2045.

The ScotWind leasing process is an important step in the development of offshore wind and achievement of our long-term goals. Scottish Government have discussed with Crown Estate Scotland the policy implications flowing from the ScotWind leasing round. In taking forward ScotWind, Crown Estate Scotland will be seeking to support objectives related to green ports, our Hydrogen Action Plan and the growth of the offshore wind sector and supply chain.