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Scottish energy strategy to make offshore wind subsidy-free

Scotland will get half of its energy needs for heating, transport, and electricity from renewables by 2030. The goal is to make offshore wind subsidy-free while a state-owned energy company is also on the cards.

The Scottish energy sector is to undergo massive changes in the coming year and the government has ambitions to transform Scotland into one of the most green and innovative countries in the world.

This is revealed in a new draft energy plan published by the Scottish government, which outlines a strategy where 50 percent of Scotland's energy needs for heating, transport, and electricity will come from renewable energy in 2030. Wind will play a critical role, both in the form of onshore wind and floating turbines, while later this year Scotland will harvest electricity from the world's first floating offshore wind farm in collaboration with Siemens and Statoil.

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