Could Scottish independence threaten their wind industry

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Anyone know if this is just the Brit establishment helpfully suggesting potential roadblocks to Scottish independence or if there is validity to what they say, which is that independence means Britain might then get their power elsewhere as well as stopping subsidies.

A European Union directive requires Britain to derive 15% of its energy demand from renewables by 2020.

The worry is the impact that independence might have on how Britain applies that EU directive. At the moment, no one knows exactly what that will be; but Britain’s government might well prefer to invest in its own renewables industry rather than subsidising Scotland’s, or to buy cheap renewable energy from elsewhere in Europe. Scotland’s competitively priced onshore-wind power would probably find a buyer, but more expensive offshore, tidal and wave energy could be a harder sell.

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