Countdown to 2020

June 10, 2012

Scotland’s green energy plans ‘will be ten years late’

Ambitious plans to generate all of Scotland’s electricity from green energy sources by 2020 are likely to be ten years late, oil and gas chiefs will tell MSPs this week.

Alex Salmond wants to generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of Scotland’s electricity from renewables by the end of the decade, but North Sea industry officials will say it is “very difficult” to see how this will be achieved.