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Energy secretary says Scottish renewables may falter alone

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said Scotland could face a difficult task in supporting its renewable energy ambitions if it breaks from the United Kingdom, UPI has reported.

Scotland holds a September referendum for independence from the United Kingdom. The government in Edinburgh said it could support itself economically through oil and gas reserves in the North Sea.

Davey told an energy conference in Edinburgh that while the Scottish people could endure alone, unity was better in terms of energy policies.

Scotland, he said, is developing its renewable energy sector at a record pace. Scotland accounts for 10 per cent of all households in the U.K., but gets 25 per cent of all support for renewable energy generation.

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