Scotland is set to be at the forefront of Europe's green energy revolution, according to the country's first minister.
Speaking at All Energy 2011, the renewable energy event held this week in Aberdeen, Alex Salmond set out plans to have Scotland deriving 100 per cent of its total cheap electricity needs from green sources by 2020, The Scotsman reported.
"By then, we intend to be generating twice as much electricity as Scotland needs - just over half of it will come from renewables and just under half from other conventional sources," Mr Salmond posited.
"We will be exporting as much electricity as we consume," he said, adding that this will help Scotland become the "green energy powerhouse" of Europe.
The first minister's remarks come in light of energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne's confirmation that the Westminster government is looking to halve greenhouse gas emissions on 1990 levels in the next 14 years.
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