Scotland hits new wind record – could power every home in the nation


Scotland has hit a new record for wind power output over the first six months of 2019, according to renewables and weather tracker WeatherEnergy.

According to the firm, for the period January to June 2019, Scotland produced enough renewable energy to power not just its homes, but a portion of Northern England too, with sufficient energy to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes from wind power alone.

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Climate and Energy Policy manager Robin Parker, said: “These are amazing figures; Scotland’s wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead.

“Up and down the country, we are all benefiting from cleaner energy and so is the climate.

“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.

Alex Wilcox Brooke, of Severn Wye Energy Agency, added: “These figures really highlight the consistency of wind energy in Scotland and why it now plays a major part in the UK energy market.”