Almost half of Scotland’s power is green!

Renewable sources delivered 49.7% of Scotland’s electricity needs in 2014. That’s a total of 18,962GWh of power generated during the same period with a 38% of total output, according to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Renewable sources delivered 49.7% of Scotland’s electricity needs in 2014.

That’s a total of 18,962GWh of power generated during the same period with a 38% of total output, according to nee figures released by DECC.

It added Scotland’s renewable sector accounted around 29% of the total UK’s clean energy output.

This makes the green sector in the country the largest contributor to electricity generation, the Scottish Government added. It also claims the country is on its way to achieve its 100% renewables target by 2020.

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “Today’s figures show that Scotland’s renewables sector is stronger than ever and our early adoption of clean, green energy technology and infrastructure was the right thing to do.

“Despite damaging policy changes from the UK Government, we will continue to harness – and bolster – Scotland’s renewables potential, both in generation and infrastructure.”