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Report on impact of offshore wind on the Scottish economy

Michael Moore comments on the Scottish Renewables and Scottish Enterprise - New report on impact of offshore wind on the Scottish economy

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Secretary of State Michael Moore said:

“I welcome this useful report which helps show the vast opportunities for renewable energy which exist in Scotland. It does not shirk away from the fact there is a lot of work still to come, in both reserved areas and devolved areas such as skills. The UK Government has clearly said it is working towards a secure, safe and low-carbon energy future and renewables in Scotland are an important element of that journey. We cannot afford to see our considerable resource in this area go to waste and I am determined to work across government and industry to look at ways of helping the renewables sector meet its potential.”

Published 25 August 2010