Wind Record for Scotland - 26th June 2015
Data released yesterday by the DECC has shown Scotland's wind power industry produced record breaking amounts of power in the first quater of 2015. The statistics also showed record levels were reached for green energy production in 2014, with 49.8% of all electricity produced in 2014.
The first three months of 2015 showed that wind generated 4452GWh, which is up 4.3% on the previous record. This is enough to electricty to power 960,000 Scottish housholds for an enitre year.
The data also showed renewable energy capacity rose by 9% over the year to March 2015, it now stands at 7383MW.
Fergus Ewing welcomed these statistics, saying "These statistics show renewables continue to go from strength to strength." He also added that with the change in policy from the UK Government, renewables could face significant obstruction with the removal of financial support.
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