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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-19580

Re-energising Manufacturing

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Monday, October 28, 2019

Supported by: John Finnie, Kenneth Gibson, James Kelly, Bill Kidd, Lewis Macdonald, Fulton MacGregor, John Mason, Gil Paterson, Alex Rowley, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance
Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament recognises what it considers the important role of the manufacturing sector in enabling the transition to a zero-carbon economy and creating lasting, high-quality jobs across Scotland; welcomes research from Scottish Renewables that it understands has found that almost 13,000 students are studying courses related to renewable energy at Scotland's universities and colleges; believes that there are already approximately 4,500 manufacturing jobs in the low-carbon and renewable energy sector across Scotland, including in the Glasgow region where manufacturers of renewable energy and energy efficiency products are creating jobs and contributing to local communities, and notes the view that there is significant potential for further growth in this sector if there is sustained support from the UK and Scottish governments, particularly in innovative technologies such as floating wind turbines and tidal energy where it believes Scotland could be a world leader.