The pace of climate change requires urgent reductions in our burning of fossil fuels for energy to avoid a potentially devastating global temperature rise of +2ºC. Our governments have committed themselves to targets for clean energy production – our project would help them to meet those while bringing substantial financial benefits to Shetland.
The Paris Agreement reached in December 2015 committed the nations of the world to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2ºC and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels.
To meet such an ambitious goal, governments will have to ensure electricity generating companies reduce their dependence on hydrocarbons and boost clean energy production.
Wind power is a proven technology, with more than 400,000 MW of capacity installed globally by the end of 2015, and is leading the way in the transition from fossil fuels.
With a world-class wind resource, Shetland is well placed to help the UK and Scotland deliver on its targets.