Renewable energy sources

NFU SCOTLAND believes the huge progress made by Scotland in generating energy from renewable sources has created a mature sector that is ready to move to the next level.

Speaking at the opening of AgriEnergy 2013, NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller said that Scottish farmers had been instrumental in helping Scotland quickly meet its ambitious renewables targets.

However, Mr Miller said that while much of the focus has been on generating electricity from onshore wind development, the opportunities that exist from areas like hydro, solar, biomass and anaerobic digestion remain largely untapped by farmers.

The experience and expertise already generated within the sector can provide the platform for developments in these areas.