“This investment and the creation of new jobs is good for Scotland. Improvements to the infrastructure network are needed not just to transport renewable energy from Scotland to England, but also to send vital base load electricity in the opposite direction.
“The new jobs will be largely from investment in infrastructure, which is paid for by consumers across the whole of Britain rather than the burden falling on Scottish consumers alone. This shows why the current single market works in Scotland’s interests as Scottish Power themselves say, with a sharing of energy resources, risks and rewards. There is no sense in changing that.”
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