Calls to back eco bank bid

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NEW Energy Secretary Ed Davey is being urged to back Edinburgh’s case to host the new UK Green Investment Bank.

Edinburgh Central SNP MSP Marco Biagi called on Mr Davey – appointed yesterday to replace Chris Huhne after he resigned to answer a charge of perverting the course of justice over speeding points – to press Business Secretary Vince Cable to locate the bank here.

Mr Biagi said: “Edinburgh has a unique network of financiers, academics and government agencies all at the heart of the green energy revolution.”