Scotland‘s first Minister Alex Salmond has assured the nation that the country will enjoy 100% of its electricity needs from the renewable power by 2015.
Speaking ahead of an International conference which will take place at Edinburgh International Conference Centre and, which will debate on low carbon developments and renewable energy projects, Mr Salmond was confident that the project will meet its target by 2025.
The government now requires 80% of electricity consumption to come from renewables, such as wind, tidal generation and wave power. By 2020 the 50% of the target is expected to be met.
Around 500 delegates are expected for the conference and an animated film on the Scottish Government’s National Renewables Infrastructure Plan has also been commissioned by the organisers to exhibit to open the event.
The conference will provide a forum for government, international finance, utilities and developers to engage directly, bringing projects and investors together. It is supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.