The date is fast approaching when Scotland will decide if it wants to remain as part of the UK or to ‘go it alone’ as they say. One of the many considerations that have to be taken into account is the economy and what for each section of the life in Scotland.
One of the huge considerations is of course is the impact independence will have on the plans of renewable projects in the country. Will the ‘green revolution’ be put at risk should the Scottish public vote to be their own counsel? The UK energy secretary seems to think so.
Ed Davey has stated that Scotland would risk losing billions in subsidies for renewable energy in a post independence world. At an energy conference in Aberdeen, Mr Davey stated that one-third of Scotland’s funding for wind, wave and tidal projects came from UK government and totalled £1.4 billion. Scotland would see £530 million of that figure, even though 9% of all electricity sales come from Scotland.
In 2010 there were pledges made of £13 billion which would be used to create nearly 10,000 jobs and a further £16.5 billion of investment would be implemented in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The investment in renewable energies in UK wide projects is to increase to £7.6 billion per year as the target to decrease Co2 emissions looms in 2020.
So what do you think about Scottish independence and what effect will it have on green energy projects? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!
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