Energy Statistics for Scotland - Q1 2023

Overview of key facts and trends relating to energy in Scotland for Q1 2023.

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Electricity Generation: Low Carbon vs Fossil Fuels


The vast majority of the electricity that Scotland generates is from low carbon sources, 87.8% in 2021, compared to 10.9% generated from fossil fuels (Figure 5).  The sources of electricity generation in Scotland have changed rapidly since 2010 when approximately half of Scotland’s generation came from each of low carbon sources and fossil fuels.


Figure 5: Electricity generation: Low carbon vs Fossil Fuels (2004-2021).


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