Annual energy statement: 2020

This year’s energy statement highlights the key developments in the sector that have influenced the Scottish Government's ability to deliver the targets set out in the current Energy Strategy, published in December 2017.

4. Energy Economy

£20.8 billion in gross value added in 2018 (up 11.7% on 2017)

£40.8 billion in turnover (down 7.8% on 2017

Scotland exports 78.8% of its primary energy. Revenue from exports was £14.6 billion

67,000 were employed in the energy sector in Scotland in 2018

Energy productivity target

Energy productivity is a combination of energy consumption and the output of the economy.

Target is an increase of 30% from 2015 to 2030.

Energy productivity increased by 0.5% between 2015 and 2018.

This is despite a 3.1% increase in energy consumption.

Low carbon economy

In 2018, the low carbon and renewable energy sector directly supported 23,100 full-time equivalent jobs in Scotland and generated £6.4 billion in turnover.



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