Monday 5 September 2016

‘Majority of Scots want a renewable future’

‘Majority of Scots want a renewable future’

Around 61% of Scots would like all energy to be generated from renewable sources.

WWF Scotland surveyed 1,000 people ahead of the expected release of the Scottish Government's energy strategy plans later this week.

The charity is calling for the country to become the EU’s first fully renewable electricity nation.

Recent successes in Scottish renewable power suggest that this could become a reality. Throughout August, wind turbines generated enough electricity to supply 69% of all households.

On 7th August, wind output was more than enough to cover the whole country's electricity requirements for the day.

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said: "Independent analysis has shown that our electricity system could be powered almost entirely by renewables within two decades without the need for any gas, coal or nuclear power in Scotland. The analysis also shows that Scotland would maintain security of supply and its position as an electricity-exporting nation.

"The Scottish Government’s forthcoming energy strategy provides the perfect opportunity to set out a bold vision of becoming the EU’s first fully renewable electricity nation by 2030."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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