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Scotland gets European energy link


Scotland will gain from new EU infrastructure funding after the European Parliament approved the Connecting Europe Facility.

SNP MEP Alyn Smith said:

"The Connecting Europe Facility offers lots of opportunities for Scotland including connecting our energy supply to the markets on the European mainland through the Northern Seas Offshore Grid which has remained right at the top of the EU's list of energy projects.

"That offers our generating companies massive opportunities to deliver electricity to our European neighbours. Scotland is leading the way in Europe with renewable energy but we need the infrastructure to export it and the North Sea energy grid will give us that chance.

There’s a lot more to the infrastructure funding, too, and I’ll be looking at all of the possibilities and encouraging everyone in Scotland to grab the chance."