Scotland, India Sign Green Energy Deal

15 October 2009 (Last Updated October 15th, 2009 18:30)

Scotland and India have signed a pact to meet mutual renewable energy goals. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding, which includes plans to increase supplies of wind energy and biofuels. The two countries will use Scottish green technology to reduce carbon emi

Scotland and India have signed a pact to meet mutual renewable energy goals.

The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding, which includes plans to increase supplies of wind energy and biofuels.

The two countries will use Scottish green technology to reduce carbon emissions in India and cut down reliance on traditional fossil fuels.

The Scottish minister for external affairs, Michael Russell, said both countries are blessed with natural resources to exploit renewable energy.

Scotland has a target of meeting 50% of its total electricity demand with renewable energy sources by 2020.