The average carbon cost of generating a unit of electricity in Scotland is now half the UK average according to new analysis by WWF Scotland of Scottish Government data, and has fallen by nearly 10% between 2013 and 2014.
Commenting on the stats Fabrice Leveque, WWF Scotland Climate and Energy Policy Officer, said:
“It’s great to see emissions from electricity production in Scotland continue to fall, thanks to government leadership on renewables policy and the transition to clean, climate-friendly electricity. The transformation in the way we produce our power is helping Scotland harness the many economic and social benefits of shifting to a zero-carbon future.
The transformation in the way we produce our power is helping Scotland harness the many economic and social benefits of shifting to a zero-carbon future.
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“But electricity accounts for just one quarter of our energy use, so if we’re to meet our future climate targets, the Scottish Government must build on the progress made in the electricity sector to set a 50 per cent renewables target for all our energy needs, across the electricity, heat and transport, by 2030.”