That’s according to new research by the industry body Scottish Renewables, which suggests the number of students in Scotland who choose to study renewables has increased by more than 70% compared to 2019.
According to a recent Freedom of Information request, 33 colleges and universities have reported a significant surge in renewable energy course offerings, with subjects ranging from engineering to mathematics and finance now incorporating elements of renewable energy.
In 2019, a similar survey revealed that 12,885 students were enrolled in courses related to renewables, while the latest results show an increase to 21,919 students.
Of the students surveyed, nearly three-quarters were male, while almost 28% were female.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive of industry body Scottish Renewables, said: “Renewables like wind, solar and hydropower already provide the vast majority of Scotland’s electricity and contribute more than £5.6 billion to our economy every year.”