ALEX Salmond's ambitious plans for renewable energy in an independent Scotland are "politically unachievable" because the rest of the UK would be unlikely to continue subsidising them, energy experts warn today.
ALEX Salmond's ambitious plans for renewable energy in an independent Scotland are \"politically unachievable\" because the rest of the UK would be unlikely to continue subsidising them, energy experts warn today.
AGENDA: Alex Salmond's renewable energy ambitions depend on subsidies paid by electricity customers in the rest of the UK, it has been claimed. Picture: Getty Images
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MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR
An independent study by five academics, led by Dr David Toke of Birmingham University, suggests emotion rather than hard-headed financial considerations might be governing the approach of the First Minister and his colleagues and that if they relied on the latter they might see "continued union as providing a basis for the achievement of good progress towards Scottish renewable targets".
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