Thursday, 23 September 2010

For Scotland read Wales

Scotland is on target to smash its own target for expanding renewable power generation, according to research commissioned by Scottish Renewables. Scotland's renewable energy potential is even bigger than previously thought and the country could move from 50% to at least 80% reliance on green energy sources within the next ten years. Independent analysis has looked at power drawn from wind, tidal, wave and hydro turbines, and energy from waste and biomass.

The 2007 target of sourcing 50% of power needs from green sources within ten years can easily be reached, according to the research. By 2011 Scotland should reach 31%, and there are several large projects, which have already won approval, and will come on stream after that. Wales is also rich when it comes to being blessed with significant potential when it comes to developing its renewable resources; we just lack the powers necessary to develop our own energy policy.

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