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Scotland 'On Target' For 100 pct Renewable Energy by 2020 (Int'l)
Scotland
Date: 2017-11-08
A leading climate change academic has announced that Speaking at the Citizen's Assembly event in Dublin, of the According to University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences Professor Andy Kerrs, Scotland is likely to meet its target of creating 100 pct of its power from renewable sources by 2020. The country has increased the percentage of energy created by renewables sixfold over the last 15 years and has reached its own emissions targets fives years ahead of time,

Scotland has exceeded the target of 500 MW from locally-owned, locally-sourced renewables by 2020, and has accordingly revised the goal upwards to 1,000 MW (one gigawatt) produced.

Scotland is also aiming for a 42 pct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 levels by 2020. (Source: University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, Irish Times, 5 Nov., 2017) Contact: University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences, +44 131 651 7068, www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences

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