Motivational speakers tend to say that if you’re going to aim for anything, aim high and think big. Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland, has done precisely that. Again.
Over the past five days, Salmond has doubled his government’s target for generating “green” electricity. Last Thursday he tore up the Scottish government’s goal of making half of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020, and replaced it with a new target of 80%.
Today at an international low carbon investment conference in Edinburgh, he set a higher goal, claiming Scotland could actually generate all of its electricity – currently about 6.8GW – from green sources by 2025.