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Wind Power in February breaks records - 6th March

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In figures released by WWF Scotland, the total electricity consumption from homes, business and industry in February was 1,984,765 MWh. Of this, 1,331,420 MWh was contributed to National grid from Wind turbines, which is enough to supply the average consumption of every home in Scotland. The figures were also up 43% on February 2016, which is 402,003 MWh more than in February 2016.

In a statement from WWF Scotland Director Lang, it was said “a combination of increased capacity and stronger winds, output from turbines was up more than two-fifths compared to the same period last year”.

 “This was enough power to provide the equivalent of the electrical needs of almost four million homes. As well as helping to power our homes and businesses, wind power supports thousands of jobs and helps Scotland to avoid over a million tonnes of polluting carbon emissions every month.”

The figures show Scotland to be a world leader in onshore wind and how renewables can make a very real contribution to countries energy requirements.

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