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Case for Scottish independence boosted by more optimistic economic forecasts

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/05/2013

Severin Carrell

Two expert reports on Scottish independence have downplayed the costs of green electricity and the risks of Scotland's ageing population, in a significant fillip to Alex Salmond's efforts to win next year's referendum.
In the first paper, a UK-wide team of expert academics retracted their earlier warnings that an independent Scotland would be unable to afford to hit its target for 100% renewable electricity by 2020 without substantial UK subsidies.
In a serious blow to Ed Davey, the UK energy secretary, the academics said because of the energy market reforms and the hefty subsidy for new nuclear power, Scotland's consumers would get cheaper electricity if it had an entirely independent energy policy without UK subsidies.
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"Case for Scottish independence boosted by more optimistic economic forecasts", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/case-for-scottish-independence-boosted-by-more-optimistic-economic-forecasts