06 Mar '12, 1am

Scotland's plans to be 100% renewable step up a gear with new draft policy statement

The Scottish government has issued a rallying call for businesses and local communities to exploit the country's vast renewable energy resource, in a new consultation designed to deliver 100 per cent green electricity by 2020. Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing yesterday launched the draft Electricity Generation Policy Statement (EGPS), setting out plans to build up renewable energy and fossil fuel thermal generation in Scotland's future energy mix. FURTHER READING Controversial renewable energy report branded 'shoddy nonsense' Guinness and Co-op boost green energy funds The report is based on a series of key targets, including delivering the equivalent of at least 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2020 , with a minimum of 2.5GW of thermal generation progressively fitted with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The report also confirmed nuclear energy would be phased ...

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