Scotland’s Energy Scotland’s Future

thumbnail of ScotlandsEnergyScotlandsFuture_Feb2012Scotland is an energy rich nation and its energy industry is a key resource. 18% of the UK power sector workforce is based in Scotland. Four of the six major power firms in the UK have major operations here; Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), ScottishPower (Iberdrola), Centrica and EDF, although only SSE can properly be described as a Scottish based company. Energy is a major Scottish export, provides high quality employment and contributes significantly to the Scottish economy. It is also an industry that has huge potential, particularly in the renewables sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges in the so called energy market including  infrastructure investment and workforce skills….

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