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Masdar and Scotland to cooperate on renewable energy?

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has said Masdar could be a future hub for further developing Scottish low carbon technology during a visit to the UAE.

By Kari Williamson

Speaking at Masdar, Salmond said: “Masdar is a valuable initiative from which we can all benefit. As countries around the world look to develop more energy sustainable economies we need investment and commitment to education, thought leadership and research and development in the renewable energy sector. Scotland has much to gain from what Masdar can teach us, both now and in the future. “

Scotland aims to generate twice as much energy as Scotland needs with just over half of it from renewable energy.

Salmond concluded: “As the world moves towards a low-carbon economy, there is mutual benefit to be had from working in collaboration to create these technologies. The emergence of the renewable energy sector in the UAE will bring with it a new spectrum of employment opportunity and technology sharing and I look forward to Scotland playing an active part in this knowledge transfer.”

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