29 Mar '12, 10am

Scotland's renewables industry exceeds interim target.

Scotland's renewables industry exceeds interim target.

Scottish renewables industry exceeds interim target 29 March 2012 Commenting on figures from the Scottish Government which show Scotland’s renewable energy sector has significantly exceeded its interim target, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our industry and for Scotland. “When the interim target of 31 per cent was set it was seen as ambitious but yet again the renewables sector in Scotland has grown further and faster than predicted, achieving 35 per cent, and that’s why we are confident we can meet the 2020 target. “These figures are further proof that this industry is a major part of our energy sector. As well as supporting 11,000 jobs in Scotland and helping attract massive investment, renewable energy is now delivering more than a third of the electricity consumed by Scottish households and businesses. “...

Full article: http://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/scottish-renewable...

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