Scottish businesses to have an energy hub in Japan

Scottish businesses will have a centre which will allow them access to renewable energy market in Japan. The ‘Scotland House’, located in Nagasaki, is provided for free and will be used […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Scottish businesses will have a centre which will allow them access to renewable energy market in Japan.

The ‘Scotland House’, located in Nagasaki, is provided for free and will be used by Scottish firms and stakeholders to build relationships with the Japanese offshore renewable and marine sector.

The Scottish Government stated it has identified renewable energy as growth opportunity for its businesses sharing their expertise with the Japanese.

Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs said: “The Japanese Government now sees offshore renewables as one of the potential solutions to replace the 25% of electricity previously provided by their 53 nuclear power stations.

“Our objective is to use Scotland’s expertise to help the Japanese harness the vast energy wealth and the multiple benefits renewables can offer- reducing our carbon emissions, creating jobs and investment and improving energy security.”

Scotland has achieved record levels of green energy generation in 2014 with almost half of all electricity used from renewables, the Scottish Government stated.