STV: Firth coal gas project 'not in the interests of the Scottish people'
Plans to convert underground coal to gas in the Firth of Forth are "not in the best interests of the Scottish people", according to an MSP.
Alison Johnstone, who represents Lothian for the Scottish Greens, warned that a proposal to build the UK's first offshore underground coal gasification (UCG) project near Kincardine in Fife was "short-sighted and damaging".
Ms Johnstone urged the Scottish Government to instead focus on investment in renewable energy sources and a sustainable economy.
Her comments came as energy firm Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) published a report claiming that UGC could generate billions of pounds for the UK economy. MORE