Yesterday, the Scottish Government published new statistics on renewable energy generation up to the end of 2017.
The figures show a significant increase in output during the final three months of last year – with 2017 now the best year on record for renewables in Scotland.
With positive economic news not always that easy to find in recent times, these numbers are clearly welcome.
There is an added benefit. Next week’s GDP numbers for Q4 2017 will include this increase in electricity generation. So the numbers should provide a significant boost to the production sector of the economy, potentially lifting the overall quarterly growth figures substantially.