Scotland has been making some amazing progress as its energy and environment cabinets are making some amazing decisions that are making the energy sector of the nation boom. With ministers not granting any permissions for onshore drilling, the Scottish government has extended its ban on fracking. However, fracking still hasn’t been outlawed from the legislation.
According to the Scottish environment minister Wheelhouse, the government has also refused to issue licenses for any onshore unconventional oil and gas projects, including fracking, shale gas or coal bed methane projects. But Wheelhouse denied any and every appeal from campaigners and local laborers to specifically outlaw fracking. He has a strong belief in the government’s regulatory power, planning, and the licensing system and he also wants the Swedish people to have the belief too. The ban on new fossil powered projects and other fossil related diggings and drillings has shown the nations sheer determination towards going 100 percent clean no matter how many economic sacrifices it has to make on the way.
Scottish approach towards clean and sustainable energy has been making headlines and the nation is on its way to go 100 percent renewable energy. The government has however shown consideration in legislation depending on future needs as fracking is also messing with the Scottish parliament’s new target of cutting climate to zero by 0.045% passed by MSP. With these methods and approaches the nation has become a leader in the renewable energy game. Renewable energy powers more than 50 percent of energy needs of the Scottish nations.