Electricity Market (Scotland)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:57 pm on 8th September 2004.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Parliamentary Leader (Westminster), Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs; Treasury), Leader, Scottish National Party 2:57 pm, 8th September 2004

I can see a community benefit in onshore wind power—it would be even better with community ownership—but if one power is to make a significant contribution to the renewables target, it must move offshore. The projects that I mentioned, some of which have caused much angst in Scotland, now contribute 200 MW. A single offshore project would produce five times as much energy.