Energy from renewable sources
This indicator measures the percentage of energy consumption which comes from renewable energy sources. Find out more about this indicator.
In 2020, the amount of energy generated in Scotland by renewable sources was 25.4% of total energy consumption according to provisional figures. This was an increase of 1.4 percentage points compared with 24.0% in 2019.
Over the decade there has been a general increase in the amount of energy generated in Scotland by renewable sources from 7.6% in 2009 to 25.4% in 2020.
2020 represents an increase of 1.4 percentage points compared to 2019. The rise is largely attributed to greater renewable electricity generation - over 2,200 GWh extra renewable electricity generated between 2019 and 2020, much of this due to increased wind generation.
the amount of electricity generated in Scotland from renewable sources was 20.7% of total energy consumption
the amount of heat generated in Scotland from renewable sources was 3.2% of total energy consumption
the amount of transport in Scotland running on renewable sources was 1.5% of total energy consumption
This indicator can be broken down by energy type. This breakdown can be viewed on the Equality Evidence Finder.