Jenny Marra -  Concern over threat to Solar Cities Project

23 March 2012


Jenny Marra MSP has spoken of her concern for the future of Dundee Solar Cities Project after its bid for funding from the Scottish Climate Challenge Fund was rejected.

The charity, which last year received £180,000 from the fund, promotes solar energy and works on environmental projects with Dundee schools.

The project will be forced to close unless new funding is found by the end of next month.

Speaking about the potential closure, Jenny Marra said,

“This is a real blow for our city, Dundee Solar Cities contributed greatly to Dundee’s developing renewable sector.

“The Scottish Government said it would transform Dundee into the renewables capital of Scotland, but by withdrawing this funding they are doing the opposite.

“On the back of the Scottish Government’s failure to give our city its fair share of the £9m youth unemployment fund announced yesterday, the SNP must answer serious questions about their commitment to Dundee.”


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