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UK warns it may not buy electricity from independent Scotland

Staff writer ▼ | April 10, 2014
Britain may choose not to buy electricity from an independent Scottish state if prices are higher than imports from other neighbours, the UK government said.
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Independent ScotlandBritain may choose not to buy electricity from an independent Scottish state if prices are higher than imports from other neighbours, the UK government said.


An independent Scotland would have to rely on electricity exports to Britain to sell excess renewable energy generation because its grid is only connected with England and, to a lesser extent, Ireland.

"With a range of generation sources within its own borders and elsewhere, a continuing UK would not be obliged to purchase energy from an independent Scottish state," Britain's Department of Energy and Climate Change said.

Britain also imports electricity from the Netherlands, France and Ireland and is planning to build other links to Belgium, Norway and Denmark.




 

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