Scotland Signs Middle East Energy Deal
Jan 11, 2012
According to new reports, Scotland will soon be signing a big renewable energy deal in Abu Dhabi. Reports show that Scotland will sign this deal, which will see research done for renewable energy in the Middle East. Some energy experts say that this new deal is huge for the industry. These same reports go on to show that First Minister Alex Salmond is going to travel to Abu Dhabi this week. While he is there he will sign this “game changing” contract with renewable firm Masdar. The whole goal of this contract is to produce new wind, solar, wave, and tidal energy technology. The more research that is done on this kind of technology, the quicker countries can reach their renewable-energy goals. Mr. Salmond said, it is very clear that the work Masdar is taking forward on leading people to a low-carbon society is in perfect synchronization with the work that Scotland is doing. Thus, it seems perfect for these two forces to join together. This is the first agreement of its kind between Masdar and an individual nation. They will work towards developing further university research into renewable energy. Alex finished up by saying that this landmark deal rightly puts Scotland firmly at the forefront of the green energy revolution. He looks forward to this relationship and the possibility of delivering the technology they come up with in the world. A lot will take place during Alex Salmond’s two-day visit. In fact, the first minister is also due to address an audience of world leaders when he attends the World Future Energy Summit. He will be speaking as a guest of Masdar. Some of the other speakers will include UN Secretary General Ban KI-Moon, and Premier Wen Jiabao of China. The Scottish government said, on Sunday, that it expected this trip to result in further deals. This did include developments on additional direct air routes between the Middle East and Scotland. Such links would likely boost a struggling airline industry. Overall, any kind of improvement in renewable energy is a welcome sight. The best outcome would be for other countries to follow in the footsteps of Scotland and work with other regions around the world to develop renewable energy technology. This is the only sure-fire way to develop better technology and make sure that all countries are able to reach their renewable energy goal.