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Scotland aims to derive 50% of energy from renewables by 2030

Scotland is aiming for renewables to account for 50% of its energy consumption by 2030.
By Staff reporter 22 December 2017 0 28904

Scotland is aiming for renewables to account for 50% of its energy consumption by 2030, the country’s first Energy Strategy revealed on Wednesday.

Although the target is ambitious, the government believes it can be met because of the continuing fall in the cost of renewables – particularly onshore and offshore wind.

The strategy is based on three key pillars: developing an integrated approach to power, transport and heat; ensuring security and stability of energy supplies during the decarbonisation process; and promoting local energy, which will be...