SSE to Benefit From Renewables Industry (UK)

The boss of Scottish and Southern Energy has claimed that expertise north of the border could be of huge benefit to the renewables industry.

Speaking to the Press and Journal newspaper, Ian Marchant said Scotland is “blessed” with some “outstanding” sources of renewable energy.

“The expertise we have built up offshore over the past 40 years means we are exceptionally well placed to make the most of all our offshore energy sources in the future,” he remarked.

This expertise is transferable, he claimed, pointing out that Scotland can easily pass on its technical know-how to the rest of the UK and indeed other countries.

Mr Marchant also pointed to the potential to create thousands of “sustainable” jobs in the renewable energy sector.

“It doesn’t take rocket science to see that Scotland’s on and offshore renewable resources can be translated into energy flows of European significance,” he stated.

Meanwhile, a report commissioned by Friends of the Earth has concluded that Scotland could phase out all conventional thermal power by 2030.

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Source: rapidonline, December 28, 2010