Scotland set to decarbonise electricity
The Scottish government is to set an 85% carbon reduction target for its electricity sector, after the coalition deferred setting a UK-wide target until at least 2016Speaking at a renewable energy conference, first minister Alex Salmond announced that the devolved administration was going to set targets limiting carbon emissions for electricity to just 50g per kil
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