Scotland gets one third of its energy from renewable sources

We start this new month with good news out of Scotland: The nation is now 35% powered by renewable green energy. And the nation is well underway to its goal of getting 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2020.

According to the BBC, the department of energy and climate change statistics said the amount generated in Scotland rose by 45% last year to 13,750 Gigawatt hours (GWh). The Scottish government’s target for 2011 was to meet 31% of the country’s energy needs from renewables. If consumption remains at the 2010 level, they will have accounted for 35% of electricity needs.