Climate change footprint of households in Scotland has fallen by a quarter since 2009 thanks to the country’s clean energy deployment, WWF Scotland claims. Wind, solar, and hydroelectric generators across Scotland have powered a dramatic drop in the carbon footprint of households, a new analysis released today by WWF Scotland suggests. The emissions footprint of each Scottish household has been cut by an average of 25 per cent thanks to the growth of green power between 2009 and 2015, according to the analysis, which was compiled using data from the UK government. The fall in emissions has been largely driven by the rollout of renewables, which met more than 50 per cent of the nation’s total electricity demand in 2016, according to the Scottish government. More efficient homes and appliances have also helped cut the carbon footprint of households, WWF added.
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