Greenhouse gas emissions by Scottish industry are at a 10-year low, according to new figures. The drop is credited to a change in pollutants emitted by businesses, as Scotland moves to become more sustainable and resource-efficient. The latest data comes from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The release of specified pollutants to air, water and land are monitored at SEPA-regulated industrial sites. The analysis was published in the 2017 Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory (SPRI) database.
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GREEN energy has had another good year in Scotland, with progress towards the renewable energy target sitting at 20% for 2017 – up from 16% the year before, according to figures from the Office of the Chief Economic Adviser. The Scottish Government aims to generate half of Scotland’s overall energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030. Data for 2017 published yesterday show the equivalent of 70.1% of gross electricity consumption came from renewable sources, a substantial rise on the 54.4% recorded in 2016. It was also a record year for renewable heat with the equivalent of 5.9% of non-electrical heat demand being met from green sources – up from 4.7% in 2016. Provisional figures for energy consumption in Scotland in 2017 show it increased by 1.3% on the year before – a rise of 1,915 GWh – much of which was due to a rise in gas consumption.
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