Scotland produces THREE times as much energy as UK from renewables!
On the Marr show this morning, Alok Sharma, COP 26 president, boasts of the UK’s achievements in renewable energy production. Neither he nor Uncle Tam Marr note that 25% of the UK’s production comes from Scotland despite only having 8% of the population.
At the start of 2020, Scotland had 11.8 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable electricity capacity, which produced approximately 25% of total UK renewable generation (119,000 GWh).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_in_Scotland: “BEIS Energy Trends – Renewables”. UK Government. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
Will that get a mention at COP 26?
Scotland has risen up the rankings of European countries that produce electricity from renewables – with the latest available figures placing Scotland in the top three.
Scottish Government figures for 2020 show 97% of electricity in Scotland is gleaned from renewable sources. According to European figures, in 2019, only Norway and Iceland produced more electricity from renewables than Scotland.
Other nations behind Scotland in the table include Sweden, Denmark and Germany. It also puts Scotland way ahead of the UK as a whole, as it produces just 35% of electricity from renewables.https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/19504045.scotland-reaches-renewables-top-three/