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From, of course, Insider, today:
‘Scotland saw the highest percentage growth in overall independent renewable project numbers across Great Britain…. The 1,213 independent renewable projects – those outside of the traditional energy supply sector – in Scotland have a total capacity of just under 3 gigawatts (GW). Together they generate electricity worth around £350m and are able to power more than 2.1m homes…. Scotland saw the highest percentage growth in overall independent renewable project numbers across Great Britain, with a rise of 10.7%. Its 21.7% share of total GB independent renewable generation capacity means it continues to punch significantly above its weight given its relative population size.’
Not mentioned in Insider, the situation in England is quite different. See:
‘Growth in independent renewable energy projects has slumped to its lowest level in years as government subsidies have fallen away.’
It’s been a wee while since I’ve been able to use the ‘only 8% of the population but..’ headline. Here are some earlier ones:
Still 8% of the population but now 30% of UK food and drink exports?
8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?
With only 8% of the population, Scotland’s maritime sector accounts for 25% of the UK maritime sector’s (GVA) contribution to the economy and is 17.5% more productive than the UK marine oil and gas sector. Once more, too wee, too poor?
Once again, it’s the ‘8% of the UK population but much more of something good’ meme. This time it’s 33% of employee-owned firms in the UK
Sometimes the figures go the other way, for a good reason:
8% of the population but only 4% of the Tory MPs in the UK
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