Strong start for renewables following record year in ScotlandStaff Writer |
Europe Renewable electricity generation in Scotland increased by 11%
Renewable electricity generation in Scotland increased by 11% (736 GWh) from the same quarter last year, with installed renewable electricity capacity also increasing by 11% (999 MW) over the same period.
Much of this increase in renewable electricity generation has come from an increase in wind generation in 2017, up 37% on 2016.
In 2017, Scottish renewable generation made up approximately 25% of total UK renewable generation and approximately 69% of Scotland’s electricity consumption came from renewables in 2017 – up 15.0 percentage points from previous year. ■
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