21 November, 2014
(Rinnovabili.it) – Scotland will not achieve political independence in the short term, but can at least console themselves with that energy. In fact, in addition to give trouble to those who wear the kilt, the Scottish wind has literally fly numbers of wind power last month. According to data reported by the WWF, the wind turbines of the UK generated 982.842 MWh of electricity, enough to power every home in the country widely heather. Thanks to the data provided by the Weather Energy, the environmental organization has been able to estimate how the energy of the wind, over the last month, it was enough to provide electricity to more than 3 million homes in the United Kingdom, a figure equal to 126% of the energy needs of every home in Scotland. If each roof was covered with photovoltaic panels, in addition, there would be only enough to meet 46 percent of the electricity demand of an average home in Edinburgh, 37 percent to 33 percent Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Since September, the country has achieved 29.8 per cent of electricity from renewable sources compared with 34.4 percent from nuclear and another 34.4 percent from fossil fuels. According to government data, in the first quarter of this year, Scotland has produced a record of 6,678 GWh of electricity from renewable sources, of which only 4,214 thanks to wind power.
The Director of WWF Scotland, Lang Banks, cheers for numbers of renewables, and explains that it would never be possible to achieve them if "nuclear facilities had not been forced to close because of the disasters. Since then, the sun and the wind are helping to keep the lights on in the country. " And soon, who knows, it may be enough only sources of clean energy. The October data can only make you smile, but we must replicate them.
"The science is clear - he says Banks talking about the successful Scottish just behind the IPCC report - If we want to prevent the impacts of global climate change, the world must break away from fossil fuels. The good news is that here in Scotland we are making good use of the energy of the wind to create clean electricity. We must, however, also support energy efficiency and renewable heat, as well as best practices for cutting emissions in the transport sector. "