17 Jan '12, 11am

Scotland Guns for 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Vincent van Zeijst, Wikimedia Commons /CC BY 3.0 In 2010, Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, announced that his government was aiming to power all of Scotland with 100% renewable energy by 2025 . Just a few months later, they kicked it up a notch or five: Scotland would seek to run entirely on renewable power by 2020 . Most of that would come from ambitious onshore and offshore wind farms, as well as some smaller wave and tidal power projects—and there are 7 GW of such clean energy projects already completed or underway. By the end of 2011, it looked as if all was going to plan, despite the requisite naysaying from skeptics. Here's Triple Pundit on Scotland's progress thus far : 2011 was an epic year for Scottish energy companies. The Department for Energy and Climate Change released figures recently demonstrating that the renewable energy sector saw more than £...

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