Scotland generate over 40 percent of its power by renewables
More than 40% of Scotland's energy demand is now met by renewables. Scotland’s renewable electricity output has reached record-high levels, according to official statistics released today.
The figures, published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that renewables met a record-breaking 40.3 per cent of gross electricity consumption in 2012, confirming that Scotland is on track to meet its interim target of 50% by 2015.
This is important progress towards the Government’s 2020 target of the equivalent of 100 per cent of Scotland’s electricity needs met from renewable electricity, as well as more from other sources.