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Renewable Electricity Generation In Scotland Reaches Record Levels


New statistics released June 27 by the UK Government show renewable electricity generation in Scotland reached record levels in the first quarter of 2019, with 8,877GWh produced - a 17% increase from 2018 and enough to power around 88% of Scottish households for a year.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:

“This fantastic new figure shows how Scotland's remarkable renewable energy resource is being harnessed by technologies like wind, hydro, biomass, solar, marine energy and more, and is continuing to deliver environmental and economic benefits across Scotland.

“Renewables are now producing more of our electricity than ever before, reducing the carbon emissions which cause climate change and driving jobs and investment across the country.

“Scotland's renewable energy industry employs 17,700 people, and with the right support from government can continue to deliver enormous economic benefits as we transition to a low-carbon energy system and strive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045.”

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