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Commerce chief backs renewables energy

posted 30 Sep 2011, 05:44 by David Rintoul

Renewable energy is the "greatest opportunity" for Scotland, according to the boss of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Ron Hewitt said that the sector has the potential to employ more than 130,000 people in Scotland.

Speaking after the Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Mr Hewitt said: "We have heard from leading figures from utilities, from finance, from companies operating and investing in renewable, and from government. All of them said the same thing - the sector represents the greatest of opportunities for Scotland.

"Edinburgh Chamber upports a policy which has the potential to employ more than 130,000 people in Scotland, create a new sustainable industry and contribute to a successful Scottish economy."

Source: Evening News