Could Scotland go 100% renewable
by Alan Harten
August 21, 2009
A new European Green Energy Centre opened in Aberdeen earlier in the week that the WWF Scotland claims could help make the county of Scotland 100% renewable. The WWF Scotland claims that with the new centre the country may be able to create power solely from energy that is produced by the renewable.
With the location in Aberdeen, the WWF also stated that this could mark the change from Scotland’s oil dependency to renewable energy dependency.
The Scottish European Green Energy Centre opened this past Wednesday at the cost of a few million pounds with a focus on super grid development, offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, marine energy, and energy efficiency.
Dr. Richard Dixon, the director of the WFF Scotland stated that the centre proves that with the right Government investment during the correct time period green advances are possible. He also continued to say that the centre will hopefully inspire other countries to make similar moves.
Dixon also added that the centre is necessary to meet Scotland’s goals of reducing climate emissions by about 42% before the year of 2020. He stated that additionally Scotland will need to change the way that cars are powered and homes are heated.
Marine energy has also been the topic of discussion off the Orkney coast where a new wave turbine was put into action to generate electricity that can power nearby homes. The device is called the Oyster and woks by using turbines that fight against the waves and produce electricity.
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