Scotland in top 3 of European renewable energy

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In 2020, 97% of electricity in Scotland comes from renewable sources. According to European data, only Norway and Iceland outperformed in 2019

Scotland has climbed the ranks of European countries producing electricity from renewable sources, with the latest figures placing Scotland in the top three.

Norway and front Iceland

Scottish Government data for 2020 shows that 97% of electricity in Scotland comes from renewable sources. According to European data, in 2019 only Norway and Iceland produced more renewable electricity than Scotland.

The other countries behind Scotland in the table are Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Which is ahead of the UK as a whole which produces only 35% of its electricity from renewable sources.

To ensure more elasticity to overcome problems

Natalie Dawn, member of the Net Zero Committee, commented: “Scotland is a world leader in the generation of electricity from renewable sources and we continue to increase our capacity to do so and provide surpluses to export to other countries in the world. We do. Scottish farmer -. In the year of COP26, Scotland will be on the world stage where we demonstrate our skills to develop technologies and innovation to continue producing clean energy not only for the people of Scotland to use, but to be sold elsewhere. will be able Despite this, investment in the world’s leading renewable energy sector in Scotland has been held back to its full potential as the Tories in Westminster continue to charge exorbitant transmission rates in Scotland, leaving access to the grid for companies to export electricity. becomes more expensive. “

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