Scotland Sets 2030 RE Goals - Diversified Communications

Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables, Wind  -  January 12, 2023

Scotland Sets 2030 RE Goals

Scotland released its ‘Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, ’ which calls for the country’s use of renewables to be accelerated.

The key policy proposals include:

  • substantially increasing the current level of 13.4 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable electricity generation capacity with an additional 20 GW by 2030, which could produce the equivalent of nearly 50% of current demand
  • a goal for 5 GW of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen power by 2030, and 25 GW by 2045
  • increasing contributions of solar, hydropower and marine energy 
  • generation of surplus electricity enabling export of electricity and renewable hydrogen to support decarbonization across Europe
  • accelerated decarbonization of domestic industry, transport and heat in buildings and
  • maximizing household, business and community benefit from energy projects, including through shared ownership of renewables


“Scotland is an energy rich nation, with significant renewable energy resource, a highly-skilled workforce and innovative businesses across a globally renowned supply chain,” said Net Zero & Energy Secretary Michel Matheson in a statement. “At a time of unprecedented uncertainty in our energy sector, accelerating the transition towards becoming a renewables powerhouse makes sense for a number of reasons – particularly to helping to mitigate against future global market volatility and the high energy prices which are making life so difficult for so many people across Scotland. For example, onshore wind is one of the most affordable forms of energy.”

 

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