SCOTLAND harnessed enough wind-generated power to supply every home in the country on a total of nine days last month, according to the WWF. While the summer weather proved to among the poorest in recent memory, it brought with it much-welcomed benefits for the renewables sector. Analysis from the conservation charity also found that in August windfarms produce enough energy to power 93 per cent of Scottish households. This shows a stark increase against figures from the same month last year, when the total megawatt hours (MWh) could have powered just 69 per cent of the country’s homes. In addition, the blustery weather meant that wind power could have supplied close to half of Scotland’s entire electricity needs – including business, industry and domestic consumption. Recent weeks have proved to be very encouraging for Green campaigners, after Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government would be looking phase out new diesel and petrol cars by 2032.
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