With only 10% of the population, Scotland has 55% of the community energy production of England, Wales and Northern Ireland put together


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Community Energy England have just published a report on community-run schemes based on wind, hydro and solar power in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Describing them as operating ‘across the country’, they found 222 with a collective generation capacity of 121 megawatts.

In addition, they found that Scotland has 67 megawatts of community power or 55% of the UK total with only 9% of the UK population.

This is further evidence that rather than having a subsidy dependency relationship, the the Scottish energy sector is acting as the UK’s energy reserve and clean energy powerhouse as it struggles to meet greenhouse gas emissions.



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