Sector Delivered More Electricity Than Scotland Used
Renewable technologies generated the equivalent of 113% of Scotland’s overall electricity consumption in 2022, new statistics show.
This is the highest recorded to date, and a 26 percentage point increase compared to 2021.
The Scottish Government is taking action to scale up renewable technologies to transform and expand Scotland’s clean energy generation sector.
It is also working to ensure Scotland maximises the economic benefits the sector will bring through commitments such as providing up to £500million to leverage private investments to support infrastructure and the offshore wind supply chain.
In contrast, just months ago the Tory UK Government sanctioned a series of U-turns on its own climate commitments, which do not only put the UK behind it its own climate targets but will have a drag effect on Scotland’s journey towards a just transition.
Reports have also suggested that, under Keir Starmer, a Labour UK Government would scrap its pledge of £28bn worth of green investment each year – threatening Scotland’s energy security, economic growth and potential for a new skilled workforce.
Energy Statistics for Scotland.