Scotland set itself a goal related to environmentally friendly energy in 2011, and it aimed to generate the equivalent of 100% of the total electricity demand in the country from renewable energy sources by 2020, and the country achieved a large part of this goal, as it was found that 97.4% of the total Its electricity consumption was from clean energy sources last year.
Scottish Renewables, the trade body for the renewable energy industry in Scotland, says these statistics show an 8% increase compared to the 2019 figures.
Claire Mack, chief executive of the Trade Authority, added that the industry has more than tripled its production of renewable electricity, which has generated enough power to power the equivalent of more than 7 million households.
Wind remains the largest source of renewable energy in the country, although hydropower has seen the most growth in the past year.
The Scottish authorities hope that renewable energy sources can meet 50% of the country’s energy needs via electricity, heating and transportation by 2030, however, the country has a lot of work to do so that you can reach this goal, especially when it comes to transportation. And heating.
“The technologies we need to replace the gas in our homes are now largely in place but spreading them across the country is a big task,” revealed Mac.
“Industry and government must continue to work together to meet the challenges that exist if we are to fully realize our potential, achieve net zero by 2045 and achieve a fair energy transition,” she added.