Friday, March 2, 2012
Scottish Wind Energy Can Power Europe
Scotland intends to produce all of its electricity requirements from renewable sources by 2020 and to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
Right now Scotland produces over half of its renewable energy capacity. In total there are 80 wind farms and an additional 7 GW of onshore wind energy capacity is currently under construction or planned.
Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow is Europe’s largest wind farm generating 322 MW of electricity, this will increase to 593 MW from 215 turbines when a planned expansion is complete. The world's largest wind farm is being built off the coast of Caithness.
© 2012, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
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