31 Mar '16, 12pm

Scotland beats renewable energy target - press release

Figures released today show Scotland generated the equivalent of more than half its electricity needs from renewable sources in 2015, surpassing the 50% target set by Ministers. Based on the latest consumption figures from 2014, renewables now generate the equivalent of 57% of Scotland’s power needs. The new statistic, published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, means Scotland is now more than halfway towards its target of producing the equivalent of 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables said: “This is another important milestone for our industry and shows renewables are now a mainstream part of our power sector. “There is still a huge amount of potential for future growth, if the industry is given the right backing by government.” Ms Hogan warned that there is doubt over how achievable...

Full article: https://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/scotland-beats-re...

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