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16 October 2018

SCOTTISH POWER MOVES TO 100% WIND POWER AFTER DRAX SALE – WWF Scotland comment

Responding to the news that Scottish Power has become the first integrated energy company in the UK to shift completely from coal and gas generation to wind power, after completing the sale of its traditional generation business to Drax, [1] Dr Sam Gardner, acting director at WWF Scotland said:

“This is a hugely welcome move from Scottish Power and another clear signal that the clean energy transition is accelerating. Too often people talk about renewables being the future but this just shows how critical a role they already play in the here and now - cutting emissions, creating jobs and keeping our lights on. The latest climate science tells us that we will need to see this kind of transition replicated around the world and we’re proud to see a Scottish company creating a portfolio that works to keep people and nature safe.”

Notes to Editors

[1] Scottish Power press release https://www.scottishpower.com/news/pages/100percent_green_generation_for_scottishpower_with_sale_of_remaining_gas_plant.aspx