Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2012

This publication aims to provide an easily accessible reference document which offers information on a wide range of environmental topics. It covers key datasets on the state of the environment in Scotland, with an emphasis on the trends over time wherever possible.

This document is part of a collection

Background - Footnotes

1) National Records of Scotland (2011). Population Projections of Scotland (2010-based).

2) Scottish Government (2007). The Government Economic Strategy.

3) Scottish Government (2012). Scotland Performs Population Target.

4) GDP estimates are based on output and are at constant 2007 prices. Seasonally adjusted. GDP estimates are in basic prices, also referred to as Gross Value Added (GVA).

5) Includes wind, wave, solar power, thermal renewables and hydroelectric (natural flow).

6) Pumped storage is not a renewable source of energy because it uses electricity produced by other means to create a store of hydrological power.

7) Scottish Parliament (2009). Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

8) The amount of electricity generated minus net exports (but including losses).

9) Energy Statistics Summary - July 2012.


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