Scotland has always been a prominent name in the renewable and clean energy game since the beginning of the 21st century when the rest of the world was busy with making other technological advancements. Scotland realized the potential of renewable clean energy very early on.
Since then, Scotland has worked on the path of growing its research in the sustainable clean energy market. Scotland was installing renewable energy plants way before the major economies even noticed it’s potential and now Scotland is leading in generation and storage of clean energy thus contributing to the overall consumption and generation graph. Scotland started its clean energy goal by using its potential for Hydro-electric power which was before substantial growth in the wind energy sector. Scotland aims to achieve 100% of electricity consumption to be generated through renewable sources by 2020. The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s program of action for 2019-2020 and beyond, which emphasizes addressing climate change and achieving its net-zero carbon emissions target by 2045 through a range of policies, including decarbonizing transport and heat. Scotland has also been a leader in the drive to reduce and recycle food waste into bioenergy and bio-fertilizers, with 56 percent of Scottish households having access to separate food waste collections.
“Once again, Scotland is demonstrating its commitment to addressing climate change and leadership in putting policies in place to stimulate the development of a sustainable green economy,” said Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of ADBA. “We have been working for many years with Zero Waste Scotland and have a very productive relationship with this nation. We look forward to supporting their efforts in achieving their net-zero objective.”