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How an independent Scotland can become one of the richest energy nations in the world

How an independent Scotland can become one of the richest energy nations in the world | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland has vast amounts of oil in the North Sea and now Scotland is set to benefit from the revolution in renewable energy. The country has struck the natural lottery twice. But how can this rich combination of energy wealth benefit the people who live in Scotland? This year Scotland faces a
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Un article très intéressant, qui propose une analyse détaillée de la situation de l'Ecosse face au pétrole de la mer Noire : grâce à de nombreux atouts, une Ecosse indépendante pourrait devenir l'une des nations les plus riches en énergie du monde.

 

D'abord, l'Ecosse possède une situation géographique très appropriée pour la récolte du pétrôle : en position de littoral et connectée avec l'Atlantique, l'Ecosse peut donc bénéficier des atouts maritimes pour l'import/export du pétrôle.

 

Cette exploitation du pétrôle s'avère aussi être une véritable opportunité pour l'Ecosse d'imposer une politique énergétique, avec entre autre, pour arguments, des exportations vers l'Angleterre et l'Europe et l'investissement dans les infrastructures pour créer des emplois, ce qui mènerait à la construction d'un véritable empire économique.

 

En outre, l'Ecosse, en augmentant sa production d'énergie, pourrait ensuite planifier son leadership sur les systèmes de transmission, i.e les circuits, représentés notamment sur la carte ci-dessus. 

 

L'Ecosse forgerait des liens forts avec ses pays transfrontaliers (ou presque), tels que l'Irlande, la Grande-Bretagne, et avec le reste de l'Europe en général : elle pourrait donc s'imposer aux yeux du reste du monde. 

 

Enfin, la population écossaise serait également avantagée grâce à de nombreux aspects : création d'emplois, réduction du coût des factures énergétiques, fort investissement à l'étranger, sécurité énergétique, stabilité de l'environnement... Tout nous porte à croire qu'une Ecosse seule serait plus puissante, selon cet article qui expose l'argument de l'énergie écossaise. Or, cette vision reste très subjective, et se place du côté des indépendantistes. 

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Energy sector ‘least trusted’ by consumers

Energy sector ‘least trusted’ by consumers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ENERGY has become the most distrusted of all the consumer industry sectors, ahead of banks and car salesmen, according to new research by consumer group Which?
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Target to decarbonise power sector by 2030 could save every British family over £1,000

Target to decarbonise power sector by 2030 could save every British family over £1,000 | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
New analysis published today by the independent Committee on Climate Change shows that every family in Britain could save at least £1,131 and as much as £4,525 if the government adopted a target to decarbonise the power sector by 2030.
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Davey backs Scottish energy bill subsidy scheme

Davey backs Scottish energy bill subsidy scheme | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Minister says renewal of programme to counterbalance distribution costs shows benefits of Scotland remaining in the UK
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Middle-earning Scots in 'fuel poverty' thanks to bill rises - Telegraph

Middle-earning Scots in 'fuel poverty' thanks to bill rises - Telegraph | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Middle-earning Scottish household will start struggling to heat and power their homes from this year thanks to large hikes in energy costs, according to an official study.
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SSE ties up Northern Ireland deal

SSE ties up Northern Ireland deal | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Energy firm SSE completes the purchase of a Northern Ireland-based natural gas supplier, following approval by regulators.
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'Most' energy firms to see growth

'Most' energy firms to see growth | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Almost 80% of energy businesses in the north of Scotland will enjoy growth this year, new report says.
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Energy and consumers: Scottish independence offers a renewable and sustainable future

Energy and consumers: Scottish independence offers a renewable and sustainable future | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The development of renewable energy technology presents major opportunities for the Scottish economy. Over the past decade the sector has grown dramatically and it now accounts for 40.3% of Scotland's electricity consumption. This forms part of Scotland's many strengths in the sector which allows
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Hit energy giants with profit tax says John Major

Hit energy giants with profit tax says John Major | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
DAVID Cameron faces growing pressure to act over Britain’s soaring energy costs after his predecessor at No 10 backed a new windfall tax on the “Big Six” firms last night.
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Scotland awards £6.5m to develop energy sector skills

Scotland awards £6.5m to develop energy sector skills | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Funding will support wind turbine technician training and encourage more engineers to transition into the sector
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Alex Salmond claims Scottish independence would increase energy market certainty

Alex Salmond claims Scottish independence would increase energy market certainty | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

UK Chancellor George Osborne should stop creating uncertainty in the energy market, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond told the audience at the FT Global Energy Leaders Summit this week. In a characteristically robust speech, he claimed Scottish independence and the country's strong support for renewable power would benefit both Scotland and the UK.

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Barclays PLC : Barclays funds major Aberdeen business park vision with the largest Scottish property deal of 2012 | 4-Traders

Barclays PLC : Barclays funds major Aberdeen business park vision with the largest Scottish property deal of 2012 | 4-Traders | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Barclays has announced the provision of a £52 million debt package for Drum Property Group Ltd to build the first phase of Aberdeen's only Grade A business park for the oil and energy sector.
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Independent Scotland would 'try to stay in UK energy market' - Politics - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal

Independent Scotland would 'try to stay in UK energy market' - Politics - Renewable energy news - Recharge - wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scotland would seek to remain part of the UK energy market if its voters approve independence in the country’s upcoming referendum, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing says.

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