Scotland missed 100% clean electricity consumption in 2020 by only 1.4%

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• Final figures for 2020 show that the equivalent of 98.6% of all electricity used in Scotland (total generation minus net exports) came
from renewable sources. This falls short of the target for 100% by 2020.

• In 2020, provisional figures indicate that 25.4% of total Scottish energyconsumption came from renewable sources, up from 24.0% in 2019.

• 61.8% of all electricity generated in 2020 in Scotland was from renewable sources and 88.1% was from low carbon sources. Both
increased since 2019, and are significantly higher than England and Wales (39.2% renewables and 53.9% low carbon).

• Renewable electricity capacity has increased over the past year to 12.2 GW in September 2021, up 0.5 GW since September 2020.

• Renewable electricity generation in quarter 3 2021 was 35% lower than the same quarter in 2020. Over the first nine months of 2021,
generation is down 22.3% compared to the same period in 2020. This is mainly due to continued mild weather over the year adversely
affecting hydro and wind generation.

• Scotland’s electricity consumption dropped in 2020, down 5.7% on 2019. However, gas consumption rose slightly, up 2.4% on 2019. Overall,
this means provisional overall energy consumption was 14.4% lower than 2005-2007, and that the 2020 target of a reduction of 12% below
the baseline has been achieved.

• Energy productivity has fallen in 2020 to 5.9% below the 2015 benchmark for the energy productivity target. This is down from 4.0%
above the benchmark in 2019. This is mainly due to the impact of COVID on the economy in 2020.

In 2020, 25.4% of total Scottish energy consumption came from renewable sources, 1.5 percentage points higher than 2019, according to provisional figures.
Much of this increase is due to increasing renewable electricity generation; there was a 1.9 TWh increase in renewable electricity generated in 2020 compared to 2019, mainly from wind and hydro.
This falls short of Scotland's
target to deliver the equivalent
of 50% of total energy
consumption from renewable
sources by 2030.

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