Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power Every Home In October

Posted by Mike Confino, November 7, 2014

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According to new numbers published by WWF Scotland this week, wind turbines generated enough electricity in October to power 3,045,000 homes in the U.K. — more than enough for all the homes in Scotland.

Referring to it as a “bumper month” for renewable energy, WWF Scotland’s director Lang Banks said in a statement that “while nuclear power plants were being forced to shut because of cracks, Scotland’s wind and sunshine were quietly and cleanly helping to keep the lights on in homes across the country.”

Based on figures provided by WeatherEnergy, part of the European EnergizAIR project, the data also showed that for those homes fitted with solar panels, there was enough sunshine to meet around 40 percent of the electricity needs of an average home.

via Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power Every Home In October | ThinkProgress.

  1. TrishRiley Says:

    Scotland Produced Enough Wind Energy To Power Every Home In October: According to new numbers published by WWF… http://t.co/MNYWTpzWSi

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