Scottish Wind Power Bails Out Your Southern Air Conditioners

By Gary Cutlack on at

Scotland and its array of on and off-shore wind turbines hit a new record for renewable energy production in the first half of 2019, with enough power generated to fully run all the daisy-chained chargers and cheese chilling fridges of 4.47 million homes.

That's according to the renewables flag-wavers at Weather Energy, which says that level of output is enough to cover not only all of the homes in Scotland but those in a large chunk of the north of England too. When they get their act together and build a massive steel wall across Cumbria, they'll be sorted.

WWF Scotland is particularly happy about this soaring of wind power production, with the charity's climate and energy manager Robin Parker saying: "These figures show harnessing Scotland's plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well. It'4’s about time the UK Government stepped up and gave Scottish onshore wind a route to market." [WWF Scotland]