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Renewables become Scotland's biggest source of power

27 Nov 2014
A report by trade body, Scottish Renewables has revealed that renewable energy in Scotland provided the single largest source of electricity to the country in the first half of 2014.

This includes hydro power plants and other clean energy technologies and shows that renewables produced nearly a third more power than nuclear, coal or gas in the first half of the year, generating 10.4 TWh.

The analysis shows that onshore wind and hydro power are Scotland’s main sources of renewable energy, but there is huge potential for wave and tidal power and offshore wind – the development of which will help Scotland reach its targets to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

The report also demonstrates the success of the investments in the sector and highlights the potential of renewable power to deliver safe and secure electricity.