This abstract below is taken from Scottish Renewables Invitation for their Annual Conference and Exhibition which is taking place on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week in Edinburgh.
It makes chilling reading:
“Scotland has some of the most stretching renewable energy and climate change targets in Europe, with ambitions to generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of annual electricity demand and 30 per cent of all energy demand from renewables by 2020. With its wealth of natural resources, comparatively undeveloped land mass and favourable political climate, Scotland will make a disproportionate contribution to UK and European efforts to decarbonise the power sector and to meet commitments on renewable energy and climate change.
However, despite spectacular progress over the last few years, and an acceleration of investment in sectors such as offshore wind, wave and tidal development, significant challenges lie between us and the objectives set out in the Scottish Government’s 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy - not least the heated public and political debate over rising energy prices, the road to economic recovery, and the merits of competing energy options.”
I highlighted the text myself: “COMPARATIVELY UNDEVELOPED LANDMASS”
What does everyone think about this? Comments are welcome.