1/14/2016

Wind power supplied 97% of electricity needs of Scottish households in 2015

Wind power supplied 97% of electricity needs of Scottish households in 2015 : TreeHugger

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That's pretty impressive stuff. And it may bode well for Scotland to reach its goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2020.

Now Scottish Renewables, a clean energy industry group, is calling for Scotland to scale up its ambitions—gunning for a total of 50% renewable energy across electricity, heating and transportation needs. Niall Stuart, the organization's Chief Executive, argued that this is not all that far fetched:

“Scotland’s ambitious climate change and 2020 renewable energy targets have signalled a clear intent for the country to lead the way in the transition to a low-carbon economy. "Together, renewables now produce the equivalent of 15% of Scotland’s energy use across electricity, heat and transport. But with only four years to go, it is now time to look beyond 2020 and for Scotland to set a stretching target for renewables to produce the equivalent of at least 50% of all energy use across electricity, heat, and transport by 2030. That may seem ambitious but we will be more than halfway there by the end of this decade, and Sweden - the European leader - already sources half of all energy from renewables today."

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