Scotland ĎAt The Cutting Edge Of Energy Progressí In UK
The success of the UK’s renewable energy industry is down to Scotland, with many production firms moving towards green fuel in the last few years.
Energy and Clean Growth minister Claire Perry spoke at the All-Energy Conference in Glasgow last week, revealing Scotland provides a quarter of Britain’s total renewable generation capacity.
She said: “Scotland has always been at the cutting edge of progress.”
“The renewables industry has a central role in our modern Industrial Strategy with the global shift towards clean growth providing one of the greatest economic opportunities of our time,” Ms Perry commented.
Over the last 28 years, Britain has reduced its energy emissions by more than 40 per cent, which is largely thanks to Scotland’s progressive action when it comes to renewable energy production.
It has the potential to produce 4GW of offshore wind energy, which could be used to power millions of homes north of the border.
This increase in wind energy is helping to lower prices for environmentally-conscious customers as well. Indeed, power from Moray East Windfarm costs £57.50 per megawatt hour, which is a drop of more than half over the last three years.
As green energy becomes more commonplace, fracking continues to face heavy criticism in Scotland. Earlier this month, an anti-fracking protest was held in Aberdeen’s Howe moss Drive, making it difficult for lorries to leave the ARR Craib yard so they could not transport equipment across the country.
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