A Fossil Fuel-Free Scotland

A fossil fuel-free Scotland is not only technically achievable but could prove a cheaper and safer option than pursuing fossil fuel-based development, according to a new WWF-backed report. The target is separate to the goal of providing 100% of electricity demand from renewables by 2020, which still allows for coal and gas to remain on the grid. While electricity production accounts for around a third of Scotland’s emissions, renewables are already the country’s biggest electricity generator - outstripping nuclear, coal and gas - and in November wind turbines alone produced more than 100% of the country’s domestic electricity needs.  

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