What's Going On Here?
This week Scottish Power became the first of the big six energy companies to renounce its use of fossil fuels. After committing to sell its remaining gas power stations to Drax, Scottish Power will now generate 100% of its energy from wind power.
What Does This Mean?
The move is part of parent company Iberdrola’s wider ambition to become completely carbon neutral by 2050, and follows the closure of all Scottish Power’s coal-fired power stations within the last decade.
Keith Anderson, CEO of Scottish Power said: “We are leaving carbon generation behind for a renewable future powered by cheaper green energy.”
Scottish Power are also investing £5.2 billion in smart grid development and doubling its renewable energy capacity in the UK.