Scotland generating enough wind energy to power two Scotlands

Harnessing Scotland’s plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well.

County Sustainability Group

Access to markets and permits for wnd development are problems in Ontario and, of course, Prince Edward County. Unleashing the potential of low-cost renewable wind energy is key to developing our energy future where we ‘electrify everything’. The problem? Political leadership.

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Planning applications for new on-shore wind farms plummeted by 94 per cent after the UK government changed rules in 2015Planning applications for new on-shore wind farms plummeted by 94 per cent after the UK government changed rules in 2015 ( Getty )

Wind turbines in Scotland generated almost twice the entire country’s domestic power requirements In the first six months of the year.

Enough energy was created by the country’s renewables to power homes from all the way up in Harris in the Outer Hebrides down to Harrogate in Yorkshire, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland said.

The figures, from Weather Energy, show between January and June wind turbines provided enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47million homes for those…

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2 thoughts on “Scotland generating enough wind energy to power two Scotlands

  1. T Boone Pickens. Texas Billionaire has installed enough windpower generators in west texas to power 20 percent of texas. He could install enough to power Taxas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. Then there is the solar potential there too.

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  2. Wow, I had no idea, Gloria. Hopefully most of our renewable energy system will be community owned. When you let billionaires and monopolies control your energy systems, everyone else gets ripped off.

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