comment, 26 April 2012
A small footnote to this week’s Trump circus.
At the Scottish parliament’s energy committee hearing yesterday (422KB pdf), Donald Trump attacked the Scottish government as “foolhardy” for setting targets to cut climate pollution by boosting renewable energy.
“I think that your CO2 targets are absolutely ridiculous,” he said. “Here you are, destroying the financial wellbeing of Scotland to meet phoney and totally random CO2 targets.”
But in the letter (129KB pdf) sent on his behalf by his lawyers to wind power developers, Vattenfall, in December 2010, the message could hardly have been more of a contrast.
“The Trump Organisation fully supports efforts being made by the Scottish government and the Scottish renewable energy industry to achieve ambitious national targets to meet 20% of Scotland’s energy demand from renewable sources by 2020,” it said.