There’s a deal on the table that will support the Scottish economy, is good
for electricity customers and will help Scotland achieve net zero carbon
emissions by 2045. But the UK government isn’t going for it.
This deal is about the future of Scotland’s, and the UK’s, energy system.
Wind power will be the backbone in the shift to net zero carbon emissions
as we electrify heat supply, get from A to B in electric vehicles and power
factories and furnaces with hydrogen made from water. The commitment to
fossil fuel-free electricity in the ten years since the Climate Change Act
came into force has led us at Vattenfall to invest more than £3.5 billion
in building 12 wind farms. With our pipeline, we could easily match that
level of investment in the next ten.