44 groups have written to the Scottish Government urging them to reject plans to build a new gas burning power station at Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.  

The letter highlights to Ministers how a new plant that would burn gas to generate electricity would only maintain the current energy system which is dominated by exploitative fossil fuel companies who are getting rich off ordinary people’s hardship. 

The proposal would lock Scottish households into paying energy prices which are set by international gas markets and are prone to external shocks such as the war in Ukraine. 

The signatories also warn Ministers about reliance on carbon capture saying workers “should not be strung along with empty promises of jobs in fairytale carbon capture” and pointing out of the environmental and ethical risks of trying to store carbon under the North Sea in perpetuity.