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Wind Turbines Powered All of Scotland in October

Wind Turbines Powered All of Scotland in October
Some good news in a sea of bad news: Last October, wind turbines in Scotland generated enough electricity to support 99 percent of the country’s power needs. The country now gets over 60 percent of its electricity from renewables with plans in place to go totally green by the year by 2020 despite the the UK’s deep ties to BP and other fossil fuel companies. Meanwhile GE and Green Investment Group have raised approximately $900 million for the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. The farm will be built in northern Sweden and is expected to be operational in two years. Using hydropump storage, such projects could generate up to half the electricity as a small nuclear reactor. —TV

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