62% increase in Scottish community renewables projects since 2011 pushing well ahead of rUK

(c) Community Energy Scotland

Last year, Scotland had 55% of the community energy production of the rest of the UK put together. See:

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

I don’t have comparative figures for this year but, according to Energy Voice:

‘New data released yesterday from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre has reported a dramatic 62% increase in wind, solar, hydro, heat pump and biomass developments. Since 2011, 175 additional communities have benefited taking the number from 281 to a recorded 456 in 2017.’

https://www.energyvoice.com/otherenergy/179116/dramatic-rise-in-scottish-community-renewables-projects/

Community ownership generally is increasing fast in Scotland in pursuit of ambitious Scottish Government targets and with funds from the same source. See these examples:

More than half way to the target of 1 million acres in community ownership

Smells like team spirit? 100% community-owned whisky distillery

Scottish Borders community wind farm to generate more than electricity – £20 million revenue to build 500 affordable home over 25 years

Scottish Government nears its One Million Acres of Community Ownership Target with nearly 500 community groups in charge of their own land

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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