Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland

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The Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland, also known as FREDS is a partnership between industry, academia and Government aimed at enabling Scotland to capitalise on its significant renewable energy resource and thereby secure economic benefits.[1]

Chaired by Jim Mather MSP, a priority for the group is to assist the Scottish Government achieve its 2020 target of 50% of electricity generated from renewable sources. The forum has produced a variety of studies, including "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell opportunities for Scotland", "Scotland's Renewable Heat Strategy: Recommendations to Scottish Ministers" and "Scottish Hydropower Resource Study 2008".[1]

The FREDS sub-groups set up in 2009 cover renewable heat, micro-hydro, hydrogen and community renewables.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Forum for Renewable Energy Development" Scottish Government. Retrieved 7 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Renewables Action Plan" (pdf) Scottish Government. Retrieved 13 September 2009.