Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister, commented: “We want renewable energy sources to play the major role in meeting Scotland’s energy needs. “At the moment, renewables generate almost 54% of Scotland’s electricity demand. In terms of our overall energy consumption – for electricity, heat and transport – around 15% is currently met by renewables. It’s important to point out that that figure has more than doubled since 2009. “But we want renewable sources to meet the equivalent of 50% of Scotland’s total energy needs by 2030 – this reflects the immense confidence we have in Scotland’s renewables sector, and it reflects our strengths across the range of different technologies. “Now our primary source of renewable electricity is onshore wind. In fact, our current and consented onshore capacity is enough to power the needs of Scottish households twice over. “That’s why we’re so determined to ensure that onshore wind has a viable route to market. And as part of that, we’ve called for Scotland to become the first area in the UK to host a subsidy-free onshore wind farm.
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