Saint Alex Salmond
ALEX Salmond told the World Renewable Energy Congress in Glasgow the green light had been given to a 152-turbine project in South Lanarkshire. The chairman of the congress then hailed Mr Salmond as the "saint of renewable energy".
Mr Salmond now expects Scotland to become the green-energy capital of Europe and a major exporter of renewable energy – a move that could bring billions of pounds into the economy.
Jason Ormiston, the chief executive of Scottish Renewables, agreed transforming this country into a key exporter of renewables could be "absolutely massive" for the economy.
The £600 million Clyde 548-megawatt wind farm, which will be capable of powering 320,000 homes,.. That is about £2000 a home in capital costs, now add in the need for back up capacity for when the wind doesn't blow, the extra lines and transformers to get the juice from there to here etc. and yes I can see meeting these directives is going to be "absolutely massive" to the economy - though I guess the costs will be spread further than Scotland's borders.