Scotland’s renewable energy displaces a million tonnes of C02 every month

Eilidh Whiteford, MP
Eilidh Whiteford, MP

Almost 12 million tonnes of C02 emissions were displaced by green energy in Scotland in the most recent year for which data is available, new government figures shows.

The reduction – an average of around a million tonnes a month – is the highest ever recorded in Scotland.

The statistics were published in response to a parliamentary question tabled by SNP MP Eilidh Whiteford, and answered by UK Energy Minister Amber Rudd.

Rudd revealed that Scotland’s renewable electricity industry displaced 11.9 million tonnes of CO2 in 2013, an increase of over 14%on the 10.4 million tonnes of CO2 displaced in Scotland by the sector in 2012.

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