As a result of Germany's decision to close all its nuclear reactors, Scotland's chances of leading a green energy revolution have been boosted.
This is the view of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which has said the move could provide a "huge opportunity" for Scotland to export cheap electricity derived from green sources to Europe.
An SNP spokesperson told the Herald: "The SNP government's target is to produce as much energy as we consume for our own electricity needs from renewables by 2020 but we will be producing more energy on top of that."
The representative continued: "The ambitious EU plans for a North Sea energy interconnector mean we have the potential to export power to millions of homes far beyond our shores."
Scotland aims to become 100 per cent energy self-sufficient in nine years.
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