In previous reports I’ve described a number of projects varying from the largest in the world to smaller local projects, all moving Scotland confidently toward not only reliable energy self-sufficiency but also massive over-production which we can export. See these examples:
Today, the Scottish Government has announced yet another fund for rural parts of Scotland to develop innovative local energy projects.
The Minister for Business, Innovation said:
‘Our recently published draft Energy Strategy sets out our vision for 2050 for Scotland to have a modern, integrated energy system that delivers reliable, low carbon energy at affordable prices to consumers in all parts of Scotland. The low carbon and renewable energy sector has been a major driver of Scotland’s economy in recent years, supporting 43,500 jobs. Many of these are in rural areas, where we have developed expertise in solar, wave, offshore wind and tidal, as well as more established technologies such as hydro and onshore wind.’
This sort of good news seems endless these days. If you scroll down my blog you’ll see story after story on Scotland’s very optimistic future in energy production of all forms. All this and the debunking of the GERS figures make me wonder how critics can talk of a weak Scottish economy and keep a straight face. Give us the kind of control over our own affairs Denmark has and we’d soon outstrip them, in everything but pigs, with our greater natural resources.