Published on February 4th, 2013 | by Chelsea2
Scotland Announces Drastic Decarbonization By 2030
February 4th, 2013 by Chelsea
First Minister Alex Salmond says Scotland will reduce carbon emissions from 347 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour in 2010 to 50 grams by 2030.
Salmond said the next step is to outline specific targets and policies.
According to Business Green, “Scotland has the best emissions reductions in Western Europe, ahead of Germany, Denmark and England and is more than halfway to meeting a 2020 goal of reducing emissions 42 percent against a 1990 baseline.”
Even though the goal of becoming 100 percent reliant on clean energy by 2025 isn’t on the table anymore, Scotland has been doing its part to get renewables going. In 2011, Scotland beat its goal of getting 31 percent of electricity from clean sources by a whopping 4 percent. Also, opening a Renewable Energy Skills Training Academy keeps Scotland in the game with other clean-tech.
Source: Business Green
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