Scotland ‘will soon generate 100% of its power through renewables’ Scotland will soon be meeting the equivalent of 100% of its electricity needs from clean energy sources. That’s the prediction made in a new report published by member organisation Scottish Renewables, which suggests renewable energy is providing signficant benefits to almost every aspect of the nation’s economy and is supporting major growth in terms of innovation, jobs, communities, climate progress and the rural economy. It highlights how renewables such as wind, solar and hydropower are now Scotland’s main source of electricity, providing around three-quarters of all generation – new onshore wind and solar projects have seen huge cost reductions in recent years, making them the cheapest source of electricity of any type. Together, they’re currently generating more than half of Scotland’s electricity requirements.
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