NEARLY 100 per cent of Scotland’s electricity demand was generated from renewables last year, new figures have revealed. Through 2020, 97.4% of demand came from renewable sources – up on 90.1% the previous year, according to Scottish Government data. Scottish Renewables says output has now tripled over 10 years, with the nation now generating enough power for the equivalent of seven million households. Onshore wind is currently the biggest player, generating 70% of capacity, with hydro and offshore wind making up the remaining demand. The next step is for renewables to play a larger role across the board, with ministers hoping they will account for half of energy demand across heat, electricity and transport too.
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