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Minister promises higher targets for renewable energy in Scotland

Higher targets for renewable energy in Scotland have been promised by Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell. In his first major speech on sustainable development, McConnell -- a member of Friends of the Earth -- said that Scotland already expected to exceed its initial target of 18% of electricity from renewables by 2010. "I want to signal our intention to increase that target," he said. "We will consult on a target to work towards 30% of our electricity coming from renewable sources by 2020."

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