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Scotland’s wind turbines powering homes in northern England

Wind turbines have become a familiar feature of the landscape


 

Energy produced from wind power in Scotland has hit a record high and could power every home in the country and part of the north of England.

Weather Energy calculated that the output from wind turbines in the first half of this year matched the needs of 4.47 million homes.

WWF Scotland described the trend as a “wind energy revolution”. Its climate and energy policy manager Robin Parker, said: “Scotland’s wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead.

“Up and down the country, we are all benefiting from cleaner energy and so is the climate.

“These figures show harnessing Scotland’s plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean, green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well.”

Using real weather data, the WeatherEnergy website provides an indication of how many homes could have been powered by the capacity of the UK’s existing wind turbines.

 



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