facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Scotland wants to secure lead in renewable energy

Scotland wants to lead world in renewable energy.
By Daniel J. Graeber   |   April 8, 2014 at 10:22 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ABERDEEN, Scotland, April 8 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said Tuesday his policies will make Scotland an "intellectual powerhouse of green energy."

Salmond said Scotland has the resources on hand to meet energy demands from the European community.

"It’s a time for Scotland -- working with nations and companies from across the planet -- to become the intellectual powerhouse of green energy," he said.

Scotland holds a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom in September. Salmond's government said it could support itself with revenue from oil and natural gas reserves, while powering its economy on renewable energy.

Per capita, he said, Scotland is the most energy-rich nation in the region.

"Independence would give responsibility for Scotland’s natural resources to the people who are most likely to harness them wisely," he said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said there are billions of dollars of reserves left in the region, though the regional economy would be better off with Scotland in the United Kingdom.

[Scottish Government]

Follow @dan_graeber and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Alex Salmond
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Army receives first advanced CH-47F helicopter variant
2
French Army flight tests latest Tiger attack helo
3
Iraq seeks U.S. missiles, helicopter support
4
Analysis: Hamas history tied to Israel
5
U.S. Judge: Microsoft has to hand over emails stored abroad
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback