12 Apr '17, 6pm

Scotland Sets Wind Record, Provides Enough Electricity for 3.3 Million Homes in March

Slowly but surely, it is becoming fact that households and entire countries can run on clean, renewable energy . Costa Rica, for instance, ran on renewable energy sources for 285 days in 2015 and achieved similarly in 2016 . Additionally, Denmark produced 160 percent of its energy needs in one day in July of 2015 via wind power. Now it has been reported that Scottish turbines provided 1.2 million megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid—enough energy to meet the electrical needs of 136 percent of households in the country (or ~3.3 million homes). What's more, 58 percent of Scotland's entire electricity needs were met for the entire month. The Independent reported that on March 17 and March 19, enough energy was generated to power Scotland's total power needs for an entire day. An analysis of WeatherEnergy data by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Scotland reve...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/scotland-wind-power-record-235742...

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