Scotland, UK

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  • Target: 100% renewable electricity by 2020 with an interim target of 50% by 2015. 11% renewable heat consumption increase and 12% energy efficiency increase by 2020. 16% energy productivity increase from 2005-2011.
  • Status: In progress - In 2012, the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources was 40.3% of the gross annual consumption of electricity.
  • RES: Onshore and offshore wind farms, inland hydropower and wave/tidal infrastructures.
  • Implementation: In 2011, the Scottish Government established the 100% target, alongside heating and energy efficiency targets. Through a renewable energy routemap, these targets are being closely monitored and regularly published. The energy infrastructure will make use of Scotland's large inland water resources, high-speed winds on- and offshore as well as the daily tides and large waves along its coasts.  Between 2010-2020, renewables in Scotland is estimated to provide up to 40,000 jobs, £30b investments and opportunities for R&D. The Scottish government also intends to promote local ownership of energy that benefits communities today and in the future. The Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) was launched to maximize public involvement and community benefits. CARES facilitates funding application for projects, and offers advice and support to develop community-owned projects.
  • Population: 5,424,800 (2017)
  • Area: 77,933 km2(30,090 sq mi)
  • Link: Securing a green recovery on a path to net zero: climate change plan 2018–2032 - update
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK