Podcast: How Scotland can become a renewable energy superpower. Scotland can become a major exporter of renewable power as part of its transition away from oil and gas, according to the UK head of Europe’s largest generator of green energy. Statkraft UK’s Head of Business & Project Development Richard Mardon said the UK has already reached the ‘tipping point’ in its need to move away from fossil fuels. Speaking on The Scotsman’s Sustainable Scotland podcast about the industry’s future he hailed Scotland’s skilled workforce, along with supportive government policies, as key to unlocking its potential as a global leader for renewables.
Scotsman 30th April 2021 read more »
FORTUNE, as the old saying goes, favours the brave. When ScottishPower moved into renewables generation more than a quarter of a century ago, the technology was very much in its infancy and its economic future uncertain. We are now in an entirely different energy universe. Renewables are literally powering our future, opening the way to decarbonisation and net zero emissions. They are here not just to stay, but also to help secure the future of the planet. In every way, ScottishPower Renewables has been a pioneer in all this. It was the first large energy company to go 100 per cent green, with more than 40 wind farms now producing a total of two gigawatts of clean energy – enough to power nearly two million UK homes. The company’s commitment to the green revolution is mirrored by its parent, Iberdrola Group, which is one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a global leader in wind energy. Lindsay McQuade, ScottishPower Renewables’ Chief Executive, is an evangelist for the opportunities green energy offers. “We were a very early mover into the sector, recognising that it was going to be part of our strategic future”, she recalls.
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