Scottish Renewable Energy Reaches Record High

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wind turbine by dani el h via flickr

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland, has responded to the news today (Thursday 22 December) that 59% of Scotland’s electricity needs are now met by renewables with the following statements.

“It’s fantastic news to learn that Scotland now generates a record 59 per cent of its electricity needs from clean renewable sources. Not only do renewables continue to be the largest source of power generation, but record amounts of electricity were able to be exported to the rest of the UK.

We hope the progress highlighted by these latest figures inspires them to continue to show leadership

“Scotland’s amazing growth in generating renewable electricity is mainly thanks to many years of leadership from Scottish Government. We hope the progress highlighted by these latest figures inspires them to continue to show leadership in their forthcoming climate change and energy plans.”