Green en­ergy record

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Scot­land gen­er­ated a record amount of elec­tric­ity from re­new­ables in the first three months of 2017.

UK Gov­ern­ment fig­ures showed that in the pe­riod Jan­uary to March, 6,882 gi­gawatt hours (GWh) of power was pro­duced from sources such as wind, so­lar and hy­dro power – an in­crease of 13% on the same pe­riod in 2016.

On­shore wind was the largest source of green en­ergy, pro­duc­ing 4,514 GWh, while hy­dro power pro­duced an­other 1,641 GWh, 152 GWh came from off­shore wind­farms and 43 GWh from so­lar power.

Dr Sam Gard­ner, act­ing di­rec­tor of WWF Scot­land, called the fig­ures “fan­tas­tic news”.

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