By Juan Cole
Edie.net reports that in November, wind energy alone produced more than enough electricity for every home in Scotland. Over all in 2013, Scotland produced 46.6% equivalent of its gross electricity from renewables. Scotland, with a population of 4 million, is well on its way to getting 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2020, among the more ambitious goals set by anyone in the world. – JC
Scottish Renewables’ has a chart showing that the two biggest sources of energy for Scotland are hydro and wind. This is a good combination since hydro is not intermittent and can take up slack when wind dies down. Scotland is also exploring wave energy, which also would not be intermittent. No need for fracking there.