31 Oct '12, 2pm

WWF applauds Scotland’s commitment to renewables

WWF applauds Scotland’s commitment to renewables

The government’s adoption of the new interim target was announced at the RenewableUK conference in Glasgow. First Minister Alex Salmond told conference attendees that a refreshed Renewables Routemap aims to see 50 per cent of Scotland’s electricity demand met from green power by 2015 - a new, achievable target based on the sector’s rapid progress. The new target comes after DECC statistics showed that Scotland met 35 per cent of its electricity demand from renewables in 2011 - beating the previous interim target of 31 per cent by the end of 2011. “I believe creating more clean energy is essential for Scotland and this target provides three benefits in particular – energy security; environmental sustainability; and employment opportunities,” Salmond said. He added, “Expanding our renewable electricity capacity in Scotland will help deliver security of supply, not just in Sc...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/wwf-applau...

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