16 Feb '12, 11am

Salmond touts green energy as key to reindustrialising an independent Scotland

Scottish renewable energy from wind, waves and tides could play a major role in helping an independent Scotland to prosper, first minister Alex Salmond claimed yesterday. In a speech at London's School of Economics last night, Salmond hailed green energy as one of six economic opportunities that would help reindustrialise Scotland if it gained independence , while also helping other European countries to meet their low carbon energy targets. FURTHER READING Trump steps up attack on Scottish government over offshore wind plans SSE set to build 'Scotland's first' offshore wind turbine test site In a defiant speech, he argued that clean energy could help transform the Scottish economy, creating new jobs while drawing on experience gained from the oil and gas sector. He also criticised Westminster MPs for failing to realise the economic potential of green energy. "Under indepe...

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