Renewables to be Scotland’s biggest source of electricity

ACCORDING to the Scottish Government the first quarter of 2014 showed a record level of output for the renewable energy sector in Scotland and also re-confirmed the position of onshore wind as the largest single source of renewable electricity.

Joss Blamire, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:
“It is a very encouraging start to the year for renewables, and the figures also confirm the record amount of output we had in 2013. Renewables are now well on track to become Scotland’s number one source of electricity.
“Onshore wind provides the equivalent of just under one third of Scotland’s entire electricity needs, is responsible for thousands of jobs and delivered over a billion pounds of investment in the last year alone. If we want to build on this success, and meet our challenging climate change targets at the lowest cost to the consumer, it is clear we need to continue supporting the growth of onshore wind while other renewable technologies are emerging.