Scotland goes on 100% renewable energy charge

The UK have announced they are championing the use of renewable energy and believe it is the future. But Scotland, with their brand spanking new government, want to go one better.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that the country is fully backing renewable energy and wants 100% of electricity in Scotland to be produced by renewable by 2020.

Originally it was supposed to be 80% of renewable energy by 2020, but seeing as Scotland have exceeded their targets, they thought they would go the full mile and aim for the full 100%.

Mr Salmond wants Scotland to become “the green energy powerhouse of Europe” and believes the 100% target is achievable. He said, “Because the pace of development has been so rapid, with our 2011 target already exceeded, we can now commit to generating the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s own electricity demand from renewable resources by 2020.”

If all goes to plan, Scotland will be producing twice as much electricity in 2020 as it needs and is hoping to attract serious investment (£6 billion is a figure being banded around).

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Posted on May 20, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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