Scotland Nearly Completely Powered by Renewables

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Scotland has reached 90% of renewable energy supply. The target of 100% set for this year can still be reached.

Official Press Release Scottish Renewables:

90% of Scots power demand now provided by renewables

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90% of Scots power demand now provided by renewables

New figures show the equivalent of 90% of Scotland's electricity consumption now comes from renewable sources - an increase of 14% year-on-year.

Scotland has a target of 100% by 2020, and that figure could still be met. Cara Dalziel, Policy Officer at Scottish Renewables, said: "The 100% target is still within reach, but policy uncertainty in recent years has meant our industry has not been able to deploy as much renewable electricity generation capacity as predicted. The growth of offshore wind has happened more slowly in Scotland than in the rest of the UK and onshore wind, which makes up the majority of our green power generation capacity, was locked out of the energy market by the UK Government for four years, meaning very few new projects were... ... More: Official Press Release Scottish Renewables

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