Countries across the globe are taking steps toward significantly reducing greenhouse gases. With the country heavily depending on oil, just under 50% from North Sea production, Scotland has finally made the bold push to have that number used elsewhere. By 2030, the country aims to have 50% of their energy coming from low or completely green energy.
It won’t be an easy task. A quote from their energy minister shows that a lot of hard work and effort will need to be used in order to execute this plan:
“We can all take pride in such successes, however, it is clear that more progress will be required – particularly in the supply of low-carbon heat and transport – if we are to remain on track to meet our ambitious climate change goals.” – Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s Energy Minister
There are definitely some people who are skeptical of the projection and think that it’s too far out of reach for success; however, when it comes to the health and rehabilitation of the planet, we’re always going to be rooting for them. Regardless of whether or not Scotland meets this goal in time, the most important takeaway is that an effort is being made. One step and one day at a time, the implementation of solar and renewables is helping us get to a more sustainable and green planet.