Scottish renewable power target ‘exceeded’
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Renewable energy sources in Scotland have passed interim targets for meeting the nation’s demand for power, figures have shown.
The data comes from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The Whitehall department said wind and hydro power reached 36% of Scotland’s electricity consumption last year, passing the 31% target set for 2011.
January to September this year also saw a 15% growth in output of wind, hydro and other renewable sources.
Not only is our electricity greener than ever before, it is being generated by a home-grown industry”
Jenny Hogan Scottish Renewables
Last year’s figures represent nearly 40% of all the UK’s renewable output, with more than a quarter of its output exported.
The DECC figures also point to the growth in renewables share compared with other means of generating electricity.