Scotland Passes Climate Change Bill, Opens Largest Wind Farm in Europe

Scotland Passes Climate Change Bill, Opens Largest Wind Farm in Europe

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whitelee-wind-farm-scotland.jpgThe Scottish Parliament unanimously voted on Wednesday to accept a climate change bill that includes setting higher targets for cutting CO2 emissions — 42% by 2020, and 80% by 2050. Europe’s largest wind farm debuted south of Glasgow in May, and is already set to expand to help meet those goals.

The Guardian reported that the Whitelee wind farm “Already powerful enough to meet Glasgow’s electricity needs, will expand by more than a third,” as part of this major green energy push by Scottish ministers.

The new bill calls for more support for alternative energy production, such as wind and wave power, and more energy-efficient buildings. Coverage on Radio Scotland said that the bill also included a council tax rebate for private citizens who were taking measures to cut CO2 emissions. 

(Read more in the BBC)

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