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Can renewable energy sources power the world?
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8 Case study: Scotland aims for 100% renewable electricity by 2020

Scotland has set ambitious targets for the contribution of renewable energy she aims to achieve in the coming decades. In the following three videos the different concepts, challenges and opportunities surrounding these aims are explored.

The following video explores the energy challenges and opportunities that might have been faced by Scotland if it had opted for full independence in the September 2014 referendum. It is still relevant from the perspective of energy supply within the UK specifically, and between regions internationally more generally.

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This video was filmed before Scotland voted ‘No’ to full independence in the 2014 referendum. However, the UK Government has agreed to devolve many more powers to the Scottish Parliament.

Watch the following video which asks what is the impact of Scotland’s political landscape on its energy policy, and why does Scotland’s current level of independence allow it to adopt an energy policy that is more ambitious than of the rest of the UK

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Watch the following video, which explores the energy challenges and opportunities Scotland would face if were to be granted greater independence in future.

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