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Scotland, South Korea team up on renewables

May 7, 2013 at 6:16 AM   |   Comments

SEOUL, May 7 (UPI) -- The Scottish government announced it signed a memorandum of understanding in South Korea to work together on marine energy technology.

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney led a delegation to South Korea to examine the potential for joint work on renewable energy.

Pakrk Yoon-soo, director of green policy for Incheon, South Korea, said he expected to incorporate Scotland's renewable knowledge into his planning regime.

"The development of tidal energy is one of the city's primary goals," he said in a statement.

Business executives from Scottish tidal developer Nautricity, who traveled with Swinney, said it was expected that South Korean companies would work on marine energy projects through joint ventures with Scottish counterparts.

"It is only through working with other countries in this way that we can continue to improve our own framework, to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the renewable technology revolution," Swinney said.

Scotland has one of the most ambitious renewable energy plans, aiming to generate 100 percent of its electricity needs through renewables by 2020.

Topics: John Swinney
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