The Scottish Government estimates that in 2020, Scotland produced 32,063 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable electricity, equivalent to around 97% of its entire electricity consumption. But this doesn’t mean that Scotland itself used all this electricity. Scotland exports a lot of its green electricity.
Renewables still account for far more of Scotland’s electricity consumption than in England and Wales.
So although the Scottish Government is making comparatively good progress on decarbonising electricity production there is still a way to go until all the electricity we consume in Scotland comes from renewable sources.
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