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Wind Power: Scotland

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 35861, tabled on 27 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the potential economic benefits of the remote Scottish islands onshore wind projects for the (a) regional economies of the islands and (b) wider UK supply chain.

Answered on

3 May 2016

In 2013, the previous Government undertook an independent study to assess whether Scottish Island Renewables could make a cost effective contribution to meeting the UK’s renewable energy targets and to determine whether any additional measures are required to bring these projects forward. The report can be found at:

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Department for Energy and Climate Change