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Renewable Energy Use is a Record High in Scotland

Renewable Energy Use is a Record High in Scotland

Dec 21, 2013

Offshore wind is set to become Scotland’s next industrial revolution with the potential to attract billions of pounds of investment and create tens of thousands of highly skilled and sustainable jobs.

An article by Katie Valentine at Climate Progress, “Renewable energy use is at a record high in Scotland, according to new government figures.In 2012, Scotland got 40.3 percent of its electricity from renewable sources — up from 36.3 percent in 2011 and just 24.1 percent in 2010. The Scottish government plans to get half of its electricity from renewable energy by 2015 — a target it said it was on track to meet — and 100 percent of its electricity by 2020. Scotland’s renewable energy numbers are much higher than many other U.K. countries — renewables produced only 8.2 percent of England’s electricity in 2012, and in Wales, 8.7 percent of electricity comes from renewable sources. “Renewable electricity in Scotland is going from strength to strength, confirming that 2012 was a record year for generation in Scotland and that 2013 looks set to be even better,” said Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing.’ Lang Banks, Director of WWF Scotland, told the BBC that if Scotland is to meet its target of renewable energy generating 100 percent of electricity by 2020, the country will need to invest more in offshore wind.” read more

In this video, Engineers at Scottish Power Renewables explain how energy is produced from wind, waves and tides:

To Learn more about Renewable Energy in Scotland also visit:
Scottish Enterprise
Offshore Wind Scotland
Scottish Power Renewables
Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference 2014

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