Figures released by the UK government shows that over 40% of Scotland electricity demand is now met from renewables.
At a time when UK energy policy seems confused, if not in disarray, the steady increase in wind power in Scotland is reducing the carbon footprint of Scottish electricity. Wind turbines have transformed landscapes and are loathed by many, but they are now generating a lot of Scotland’s electricity at a lower carbon footprint than traditional coal fired power stations like Cockenzie, in East Lothian, which closed in 2013.
The Scottish Government have set a target that electricity generation from renewable sources should match total demand for electricity in Scotland by 2020.
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