Scotland produces record amount of energy from renewables as green schemes generate two-thirds of electricity. Scotland has become a world leader in sourcing its electricity from renewables, after a record year in 2017 for creating eco-friendly energy, figures show. The nation got more than two-thirds – 68.1 per cent – of its electricity from green schemes last year – an increase of 26 per cent on the year before. The figure was a rise of 14.1 percentage points from the 54 per cent reached in 2016. It is believed the new statistics make Scotland one of the world’s top countries for providing its own electricity by sources avoiding fossil fuels.
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