30 Mar '12, 8pm

Scotland Now Gets 1/3 of Its Power from Renewable Sources

Vincent van Zeijst, Wikimedia Commons /CC BY 3.0 Good news out of Scotland today: The nation is now 35% powered by renewable energy. Impressive, sure. But it also means that Scotland has hit an important milestone en route to its goal of getting 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2020. Here's the BBC : The Department of Energy and Climate Change statistics said the amount generated in Scotland rose by 45% last year to 13,750 Gigawatt hours (GWh). The Scottish government's target for 2011 was to meet 31% of the country's energy needs from renewables.If consumption remains at the 2010 level, they will have accounted for 35% of electricity needs. This does indeed bode well for its 2020 goal, which skeptics continue to hone in on (Remember, Scotland technically aims to get an "equivalent of 100% of its gross annual electricity demand met by renewables"). Government mi...

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