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Scotland Will Run On 100% Renewable Energy By 2020

By Tessa Love

In just two years, all of Scotland's electricity will be generated by renewable sources, setting the nation on the path to becoming one of the most environmentally sustainable countries in the world. 

This doesn't come as a surprise. Years ago, Scotland set a goal of cutting 42 percent of its emissions by 2020. When it hit that target 5 years early, the country upped it to 66 percent, which it is on target to reach. Additionally, over the past 15 years, Scotland has gone from delivering 10 percent of its electricity consumption from renewable sources to 60 percent. 

On top of that, the government previously set a target for the construction of 500-megawatts’ worth of locally-owned energy generation plants. This was attained well ahead of time, so the goal has now been increased to 1,000-megawatts’ worth of facilities.