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Scottish Government unveils plans to meet half of country's electricity needs from renewables by 2030

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Scottish Government unveils plans to meet half of country's electricity needs from renewables by 2030

The Scottish government has taken the first steps to heavily cutting the country’s reliance on North Sea oil and gas after calling for 50% of Scotland’s entire energy needs to come from renewables.

In a subtle but significant shift of emphasis for the Scottish National party after decades championing North Sea production, ministers unveiled a new energy strategy intended to push motorists, homeowners and businesses into using low- or zero-carbon green energy sources for half their energy needs by 2030.

The strategy aims to build upon the existing strength of Scotland's energy sector, protect energy security and set out an approach to tackle fuel poverty. The plan includes £50 million in funding support to 13 projects demonstrating renewable energy or low carbon solutions for electricity, heating and storage across Scotland.

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/24/scotland-renewable-energy-north-sea-oil

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/business/business-news/scottish-government-unveils-plans-meet-9687304

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