30 Dec '13, 9am

Scotland to Move to 100 Percent Renewables By 2020

Scotland to Move to 100 Percent Renewables By 2020

Across the proverbial pond there is much development of renewable energy going on. New government figures show that Scotland gets over 40 percent of its electricity from renewables. Published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the data reveals that renewables make up 40.3 percent of gross electricity consumption in 2012, up from 36.2 percent in 2011. Scotland has a target for renewables to generate the equivalent of 50 percent of gross annual consumption by 2015, and 100 percent by 2020. Indeed, the country is on track to meet its targets. The data as of September 2013 shows that Scotland has 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable electricity generation capacity, with an additional 4.6 GW of capacity either under construction or planned, namely in wind power. There is also a hydropower potential. According to Highlands and Islands Enterprise , hydropower pr...

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