What caught my eye on this story about Scotland renewable energy is that they had success with wind more than solar power.
I guess it shouldn’t surprise me too much, since no doubt that Scotland has more wind than sun, but it was interesting to see that they have had success with wind on such a large scale. I understand the argument in the article about people who oppose windmills, which is why I think the growth in wind power will slow, and switch to other renewables. Tidal power is the choice that I am surprised hasn’t moved forward faster for Scotland, but Scotland is moving with tidal power projects. There is big money behind tidal power also, German conglomerate Siemens has a company specializing in marine turbines, Marine Current Turbines.
Regardless of which renewable technology wins out it seems clear that improving technology will enable at least one renewable to eventually displace oil as the primary energy of choice, and this will continue to put downward pressure on oil.