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Old 10-03-2017, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Scotland's government has decided to continue the ban of Fracking, in force since 2015, indefinitely. They are also continuing the ban on all forms of USG (Underground Coal Gasification). 99% of Scots, who responded to the consultation were against USG or Fracking. Central Scotland sits on vast stores of coal and shale. Back in the second half of the 19th century the shale industry was huge and in the early 20th Century Scotland produced 2% of the world's oil. As with elsewhere, Scotland's shale industry closed down with the influx of cheap oil from the Middle East.
The Scottish SNP government, along with most of the people of Scotland, has decided that renewables are the future, and are investing heavily in renewable energy. In 2015, Scotland generated 59% of its electricity consumption through renewable sources, exceeding the country's lofty goal of 50% renewable energy by 2015. Moving forward, the Scottish Government's energy plan calls for 100% of electricity consumption to be generated through renewable sources by 2020, and 50% of total energy consumption (including transportation) by 2030.

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