Milder, less windy weather has been blamed for a fall in renewable energy production in Scotland last year.
Ministers had hoped that the country would be generating the equivalent of 100% of its “gross electricity consumption” from renewables by 2020.
It reached 98.6% that year, but in 2021 the figure fell back to 83.7%
The Scottish government said that milder weather was a factor but added that many new projects were in the pipeline.
Last year about 27.2 TWh of renewable electricity came from wind, solar and hydro sources, 15% lower than the record figure achieved in 2020.