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MULTI-MILLION BOOST FOR SCOTLAND-NORWAY POWER LINK-UP – WWF comment

Commenting on the news [1] that a planned electricity superhighway between Scotland and Norway has received 10million Euros backing from the European Union [1], WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said:

"If Scotland and the rest of Europe are to move to a 100 per cent renewable future then greater use of interconnectors is an essential part of that future. Greater interconnection brings the double benefits of ensuring security of supply and removing the need to build lots of expensive new nuclear or fossil fuel power stations.

"Sharing different renewable resources between nations allows us to fulfil our renewable energy potential and drive down climate emissions across northern Europe, much more effectively than relying on domestic action alone.

“The Scottish Government has set out welcome plans to meet half of our energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. This announcement reinforces Scotland’s position at the leading edge of the renewable electricity transformation occurring across Europe.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

[1] http://northconnect.no/2017/2/23/europe-multi-million-cash-boost-to-scotland--norway-electricity-connection