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SCOTLAND: Lyon wins top green energy award

December 5, 2003 12:00 AM

George Lyon MSPGeorge Lyon MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Argyll and Bute, has won the coveted title of Best Politician at the Green Energy Awards 2003.

Organised by Scottish Renewables, the forum for Scotland's renewable energy industry, the award went to Mr Lyon for his work in promoting the benefits of renewables in his constituency, including helping to bring Vesta's to Campbeltown which has created over 150 jobs for the area.

Speaking from his Argyll and Bute constituency, Mr Lyon said:

"I'm honoured to have been given this award for my work in bringing renewables to Argyll and Bute and I would like to thank the organisers of the Green Energy Awards for this recognition.

"The work of the renewable energy industry and of Scottish Renewables is vital to Scotland's future energy needs and vital for the environment.

"I will continue to work for the development of green energy in remote rural areas such as Argyll and Bute to ensure that Scotland has a strong, sustainable future."

Nora Radcliffe MSP, Convenor of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, added:

"I congratulate George for his success in getting this important award. It is clearly an indication of his hard work in promoting the green energy agenda.

"The Scottish Liberal Democrats have long been committed to renewable energy and the Partnership Agreement reflects the ambitious targets we have set ourselves for Scotland."