While the EU expects its members to generate 20 per cent of their energy needs from renewables by 2020, Scotland believes it can do much better than that.

Organisers of a conference taking place this week believe Scotland can generate the equivalent of 100 per cent of its annual electricity demand from renewables by 2020, with most of that supply coming from offshore wind over the next decade and beyond.

The organisers of Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition  say that there’s as much as 10GW of projects in the pipeline around Scotland and the potential for up to £7bn of additional investment that will bring 48000 jobs to the country.

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