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    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Wind Powers All Of Scotland All Day Long

    Scotland just produced enough wind energy to power it for an entire day; Strong winds combined with low demand on a sunny summer Sunday help Scotland reach ‘significant milestone’ on path towards ditching fossil fuels entirely

    Ian Johnston, 10 August 2016 (UK Independent)

    “For the first time on record, wind turbines have generated more electricity than was used in the whole of Scotland on a single day…[Unseasonably stormy weather and gale-force winds of 115mph] saw turbines create about 106 per cent of the total amount of electricity used by every home and business in the country on 7 August...[W]ind turbines in Scotland provided 39,545 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to the National Grid for 24 hours…[while] Scotland’s total electricity consumption for that day was 37,202MWh…[New Energy advocates have] urged the Scottish Government to commit to a new target of supplying half of all Scotland’s energy needs – including heat and transport – from renewables by 2030…” click here for more

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