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Extracts from the July-Aug 2000 edition of Renew
These extracts only represent about 25% of it

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Contents

1. DTI Pushes Renewables to market
… but UK well behind the res

2. Solarnet- net metering breakthrough

3. Sustainable Economics"Not Too Difficult!"

4. Royal Commission reports

5. DETR tackles Waste

6. DETR’s Strategic planning for renewables

7. UK Climate Change policy

8. Scottish Renewables

9. Around the World: Norway, Sweden, China, USA

10. The new German Renewable Energy Law

11. Photovoltaics boom

12. Phasing Out Nuclear

8. SCOTTISH Renewables

"Renewable energy could be as important to the Scottish economy as the oil and gas industry," according to Hamish Dingwall, Head of Energy with Scottish Enterprise . "Who knows, sometime in the longer-term we may be beating the Danish at their own game on the international stage."

Dingwall was speaking about a report "The Renewable Electricity Business in Scotland," commissioned by Scottish Enterprise from NIFES Consulting Group, and announcing a Scottish Enterprise "drive to help manufacturing companies target future opportunities within the renewable energy sector believed to be worth up to 1 billion over four years."

Dingwall noted that "there are 110 wind turbines working on four Scottish wind farms. All have been manufactured and supplied by Danish firms who are market leaders in the technology. There is absolutely no reason why Scottish companies cannot supply the equipment to service the UK market, if not overseas as well... the UK market for wind turbines is estimated to be over 1300 turbines at a value of 416 million... the tower, blades, gearboxes and bearing account for almost 60% of the total capital cost of a wind turbine - all of which could be made by Scottish companies... we have the engineering skills and the manufacturing capability - the companies just need some assistance."

Full press release from: www.se-energy.co.uk/nws_artc.cfm?&ID=16

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