Scotland sets new wind power record

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted24/Jul/2017
Author: Spencer Ogden
Scotland has set a new wind power record. In June, the nation's wind turbines generated over one million megawatt hours of electricity. 

Within the last six months, wind energy has supplied 57 percent of Scotland’s total energy needs. 

"These statistics reinforce our country’s reputation as a renewable energy powerhouse and are a vindication of the Scottish government's energy policy," Scotland's energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said.

Scotland is expected to have close to 1,000 offshore wind turbines in operation by the end of 2017. 

 “Scotland is continuing to break records on renewable electricity, attracting investment, creating jobs and tackling climate change” Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland said. 

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