New Record for Scottish Wind Farms, Power for Nearly 1Mil Homes

New Record for Scottish Wind Farms, Power for Nearly 1Mil Homes

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In the first three months of 2015, wind farms in Scotland produced a record amount of electricity, enough to power 960,000 Scottish households for an entire year, according to government data released Thursday.

In 2014, Scotland satisfied nearly half of its total energy consumption with renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro-electric. Elsewhere, the statistics reveal renewables generated 19.6 per cent of UK electricity in 2014 and hit a record 22.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, according to Business Green.

Growth in Scottish renewables is running into stiff headwinds, however, with the UK announcing recently a cut to financial subsidies for the offshore wind farms.

(READ the full story from Business Green)

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