SCOTLAND, rich in tidal, wave & offshore wind power, aims for 100% renewable energy by 2020

Sydney Morning Herald reports that Scotland aims for 100% renewable energy by 2020 (2012):Scotland has set a goal of meeting half its electricity demand from renewable sources by 2015, after reaching 35 percent last year, according to Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister. The target is an interim step in Scotland's effort to get all of its power from clean sources by 2020, after beating its 2011 goal of 31 percent, according to data from the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change… Scotland has as much as a quarter of Europe's tidal and offshore wind resources and about 10 percent of its wave power potential, according to the Scottish government.” . [1].

 

[1]. “Scotland aims for 100% renewable energy by 2020”, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 October 2012: http://www.smh.com.au/business/carbon-economy/scotland-aims-for-100-renewable-energy-by-2020-20121031-28jbv.html .

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