Renewables now Scotland's largest source of power

Renewable energy has overtaken nuclear power to become Scotland's main source of power, new figures show.

In the first six months of 2014, renewable sources produced 32% more electricity than any other single source of power in Scotland.

In total, the renewables sector generated 10.3TWh, compared to 7.8TWh from nuclear power – previously Scotland's main source of electricity.

'Every unit of power generated from renewables means less carbon emitted from the burning of fossil fuels, decreases our reliance on imported energy and supports jobs and investment in communities across Scotland,' says Niall Stuart, CEO of Scottish Renewables. The renewables industry has come a long way in a short space of time, but there is still plenty of potential for further growth.'

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