November wind powered Scotland

Windfarms

Turbines provided enough energy for more than three quarters of Scotland's demand last month

12th December 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Strong winds in November resulted in a green energy boost for Scotland.

WWF Scotland has revealed that wind turbines provided 77% of Scotland's entire electricity demand last month, and supplied enough power to meet the needs of every Scottish home for 25 days during November.

WWF Scotland's acting director Dr Sam Gardner said the latest data, provided by WeatherEnergy, showed further investment should be made in green energy.

"Scotland's renewable success story powered on during November,” he said.

"Successive Scottish governments have set out a vision for renewables that has enabled the sector to flourish, drive down costs, create jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. 

“The forthcoming energy strategy needs to build on this strong foundation and set out the ambitious vision and steps we need to take to heat our homes and make the transition to electric vehicles."

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