Scottish governing party wants a public utility

By 2021, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledges to establish a publicly owned, not-for-profit utility which exclusively uses renewable energy. British Office of Gas and Electricity Markets supports the plan.

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Over the course of the next election term, the Scottish governing party SNP plans to establish a new energy company.

The utility will be owned by consumers, not work for profit, and exclusively sell green electricity to customers, said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in her closing address to the annual SNP conference Tuesday.

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