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Turbines are a familiar sight across Clydesdale.

Scotland has had a record year for renewables generation with more than two thirds of the country's gross electricity consumption met by renewables.

New figures demonstrate renewable electricity generation in Scotland in 2017 increased by 26% on the previous year, and 14% on the previous record year in 2015, making 2017 a record year for renewable electricity generation.

For for the first time ever Scotland has more than 10GW of installed renewable capacity.

It is estimated that in 2017, the equivalent of 68.1% of gross electricity consumption came from renewable sources, up 14.1 percentage points from 54% in 2016. This is 45 percentage points more than the equivalent figure for the rest of the UK.
These figures show that Scotland’s renewable energy sector is stronger than ever, and it has further projects in the pipeline.

Scotland's Energy Strategy builds on our achievements to date and on our country's capacity for innovation. Renewable energy will play a hugely significant role in powering Scotland's future.



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