The choices we make about energy are among the most important decisions we face. The supply of safe, reliable energy underpins the continued growth of the Scottish economy, and the transformation of our energy system will be at the heart of meeting our international climate change obligations.
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Scotland’s electricity production has seen huge shifts in recent years, following the closure of the last coal-fired thermal stations. In this period we have achieved a huge increase in new supply of renewable electricity. However, today, the progress Scotland has already achieved leaves us with a different kind of energy challenge from that of most countries; one where heat and transport take on even greater significance than electricity.
Choices about the local supply and consumption of energy are broadening, and our patterns of energy use are also changing. There are exciting opportunities to shape our future energy system, and to help tackle the challenges of climate change, affordability of energy, and the efficiency of our energy use.