(Map: wikipedia.org) (Photo: Scottish Renewables)
From Scottish Development International on 23 February 2018:
‘At first sight Scotland and South East Asia might not appear to have a lot in common but…..there are huge opportunities to work together to develop renewable energy projects…..South East Asia is home to a number of island nations, particularly Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand…..Like Scotland, their maritime resources are incredibly important for their development….Scotland has over 790 islands – perhaps not as many as the 17,000 in Indonesia or 7,000 in the Philippines – but the second largest number in Europe, behind Greece….And crucially, both Scotland and South East Asia have an abundance of natural resources that presents both challenges and opportunities for their respective energy sectors.’
The report goes on to suggest that Scotland has become a ‘world energy leader’ after 40 years’ experience in oil, gas and renewables and is very well-placed to share and to generate income from that experience globally.
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