The SNP agree that the UK Government’s Energy Bill is nowhere near ambitious enough to tackle the ongoing energy crisis, and that it fails to prioritise improving energy efficiency and investing in renewables.
The SNP put forward amendments to the Bill to stop people being forcibly transferred to prepayment meters, and SNP MP Anne McLaughlin has campaigned to stop so called “self-disconnection”.
The SNP also put forward an amendment to the Energy Bill that would have introduced a net zero requirement within Ofgem’s remit.
SNP MP Alan Brown has also continuously called on the UK Government to properly invest in renewables and storage, including pumped hydro storage.
The SNP have also repeatedly called on the UK Government to properly invest in improving energy efficiency in buildings. This is essential both for lowering energy bills and tackling the climate crisis, since UK homes are some of the worst insulated in Europe.