Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, launches a report on St George’s day that concludes the South West can produce 100% of its energy needs from renewables – and have some left over to export.
The study shows that a renewable energy revolution could create 122, 000 jobs across the region and add over £4bn a year to the South West economy. Nuclear and fossil fuels are a distraction says the report:
“We must slay those particular dragons” said Molly Scott Cato, “they are having a chilling effect, freezing out investment for renewable generation, as well as taking up all the additional grid capacity.”
The report identifies that a mix of renewable energy resources could, in combination with energy saving, better-quality homes and improved methods of storage, address concerns about baseload and peaks in demand.