Scotland is celebrating yet another record-breaking month for wind power, new figures show. Scottish wind turbines provided 846,942 megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply the power needs of 2.25 million, or 93 percent of, Scottish households, according to WWF Scotland. That’s 33 percent more homes than the same time last year, when wind energy provided 629,603 MWh, the environmental group noted. Impressively, on Aug. 19 alone, wind power provided the equivalent of 158 percent of Scotland’s total electricity demand.”Scotland’s had another fantastic month for renewable electricity. With more turbines having come online, this trend looks set to continue,” Karen Robinson of WeatherEnergy said in a statement. “Already this year millions of tonnes of damaging carbon emissions have been avoided thanks to investment and forward-thinking policies.” The country’s total electricity consumption for homes, business and industry in August was 1,776,118 MWh, meaning that wind power supplied nearly half (48 percent) of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month.
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