Scotland won't achieve 100% renewable electricity targetStaff writer ▼ | November 13, 2015
A new report has shown that Scotland will miss its 100% renewable electricity target without further investment in onshore and offshore wind.
Green energy Scotland is on course to 87%
Its release comes amid press reports of a leaked letter from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change stating that the UK will miss its 2020 renewables targets.
Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables said: “Scotland has come a long way in a short space of time, with supportive policies at Westminster and Holyrood delivering an incredible transformation in our electricity industry.
“The renewables sector now employs some 21,000 people, is delivering around £1billion pounds of capital investment each year, and has displaced carbon emissions equivalent to the whole of our transport sector.
“The 100% target has provided a powerful focus for government, industry and supporting bodies like HIE and Scottish Enterprise, and really put Scotland’s renewable energy industry on the map. However, current projections show that we’re not going to meet it unless we get more projects going ahead between now and 2020." ■