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Obstacles Threaten Scotland's 100% Green Electricity Target

Nov 26, 2012
Source: 
(Guardian)

Ambitious plans to meet 100% of Scotland's electricity needs from renewables by 2020 could fail unless fast action is taken to improve infrastructure, financing and the planning regime, MSPs have warned.

The Scottish parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee said that the "challenging" target to generate the equivalent of 100% of Scotland's electricity from green sources was achievable, but only if a series of obstacles were overcome.

Its inquiry, which featured a combative evidence session about the US billionaire Donald Trump's damage caused by wind power from the US billionaire Donald Trump this year, urged the Scottish government, banks and UK energy regulators to quickly speed up reform and spending.