Scotland has some of the best renewable energy resources in the whole world. Huge progress has been made, in particular with wind, where 10 out of the 31 days of May have produced enough wind power to supply 100% of the country's electricity requirements. Coupling existing projects with energy storage will be mean that energy can be supplied to consumers at the times of day when they need it.
Scotland will hopefully be setting some very ambitious targets to de-carbonise energy production and can lead the way for the rest of the UK to follow.
“These figures underline the fantastic progress Scotland has made on harnessing renewables, especially to generate electricity. However, with less than 13 per cent of our total energy needs coming from renewable sources, it’s now time to widen our attention on de-carbonising our economy beyond just our power sector. “That’s why the forthcoming review of Scotland’s energy strategy must set a target of meeting at least half of all our energy needs from renewables by 2030. In the same way Ministers helped drive forward progress in renewable electricity through targets, setting higher ambition for covering all of our energy needs would help give clarity about the transition and the greater certainty to investors.”