Scotland aiming for 100% renewable electricity by 2025
October 2, 2010
From Reuters.com: While the U.S. aims for a 15 percent Renewable Energy Standard by 2021, and Northern Ireland has just confirmed a much stronger target of 40 percent renewable energy by 2020, Scotland is aiming a bit higher. It announced today that it plans to get “at least” 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. Wow.
“Scotland has unrivalled green energy resources and our new national target to generate 80 percent of electricity needs from renewables by 2020 will be exceeded by delivering current plans for wind, wave and tidal generation,” First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond said this week.
“I’m confident that by 2025 we will produce at least 100 percent of our electricity needs from renewables alone, and together with other sources it will enable us to become a net exporter of clean, green energy.” Read more