Scotland: A Renewables Powerhouse

Independence will make Scotland a renewable energy powerhouse and slash energy bills

An independent Scotland can lead the renewable energy revolution

It would also be able to slash your energy bills.

With only 8.1% of the UK population and 1% of Europe's population, Scotland possesses:

  • 61% of the UK's installed onshore wind capacity
  • More installed tidal stream capacity than all other countries in the world
  • 92% of the UK’s hydroelectric power generation
  • 26% of the UK’s renewable energy generation

In 2023 Scotland generated 113% of its electricity needs from renewables, the cheapest form of electricity. 

Between 2010 and 2022 the cost of onshore wind power fell by 69% and offshore wind by 59% BUT household energy bills have been on the rise with the average bill today 59% higher than in 2021/22. 

Despite that, Scottish people pay the highest price for energy in the UK. Why? Because we are part of the UK, which generated more than 45% of its power by burning extortionately expensive gas.

Scotland’s North East remains a world-leader in oil and gas but the North Sea’s billions were diverted to Westminster, which refused to adequately support Scotland’s renewables potential. They have broken renewables investment promises and prioritised nuclear power plants in England.

Independence would allow Scotland to lead the transition from oil and gas to renewables, making Scotland a global leader in renewable energy.

Only independence offers Scotland an energy market that can deliver far cheaper renewable energy to power Scotland’s homes, hospitals, schools, shops, factories, offices, trains and vehicles.