Energy bills will be higher without renewable power – Scottish minister

A worker at a windfarm near Peebles in Tweeddale, which consists of 24 wind turbines, each 75 metres high.

Future energy bills will be even higher than at present without renewables, Scotland’s energy minister has warned.

Bills would be £166 a year higher by the end of this decade without energy such as wind, wave and tidal, Fergus Ewing told the SNP conference in Perth.

The figure comes from the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, he said.

His comments come as consumers face paying more for their gas and electricity from the main suppliers.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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