20 Dec '12, 1pm

Scottish renewables now bigger than coal or gas for the first time!

Scottish renewables now bigger than coal or gas for the first time!

Scottish renewables bigger than coal or gas for the first time 20 December 2012 Latest figures from the Department of Energy Climate Change have confirmed that Scotland’s renewable energy industry is now the second largest source of our electricity production, beating both coal and gas for the first time. While nuclear remains the largest source of electricity production, output from renewables was more than double that of gas-fired generation in Scotland and a quarter more than coal. Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables, said: “These figures confirm that Scotland’s renewables industry is making a huge impact on how we meet our energy needs. Not only is our electricity greener than ever before, it is being generated by a home-grown industry with lots of companies investing in Scotland and supporting thousands of jobs too.” The renewables industry in Scot...

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