Members of the Lifetime Recycling Village team welcomed the unveiling of the Scottish Government’s 2020 Renewables Routemap at the end of last week.

Speaking in response to Energy Minister Fergus Ewing’s launch of the action plan on Friday, Lifetime’s Managing Director, Neil Gallacher, said:

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As we work on proposals for a largescale biomass renewable energy project for the West of Scotland, the Lifetime Recycling Village team are delighted that the Scottish Government has laid out a clear action plan for making our country a European powerhouse of green energy.

“Not only is this vital for achieving environmental sustainability, but we must also recognise the economic opportunities associated with Scotland’s growing renewables industry.

“As the 2020 Renewables Routemap clearly lays out, now is the time for Scotland to retain and enhance its competitive advantage in the environmental sphere. This will enable us to secure the best inward investment and sustain substantial levels of job creation long into the future.

“We are already confident that Scotland can meet its target of supplying 100% of electricity demand, equivalent from renewables by 2020. Yet we must harness Scotland’s enormous potential to go further than this, to capitalise on our renewables capacity and contribute to external demands for green energy too.”

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