Scotland’s wind turbines provided enough electricity to the national grid to supply, on average, the needs of 87% of Scottish households last month (Oct 2016). The figures, published by Weather Energy showed that: – Wind turbines in Scotland provided 792,717MWh of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply, on average, the electrical needs of 87% of Scottish households (2.1 million homes); This represents an increase of 27% compared to that of October 2016, when wind energy provided 625,341MWh, and Scotland’s total electricity consumption (i.e. including homes, business and industry) for October was 2,080,065 MWh. Wind power therefore generated the equivalent of 38% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month.
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Thousands of bats are being killed by wind turbines but the carnage could be reduced by switching them off at night. Wind farm developers underestimated the risks to bats in pre- construction assessments and failed to put in place measures to protect them, a study found. Bats may be switching off their sonar, which they use to detect prey and obstacles, when flying at the height of turbine blades, the researchers said. They appear to be lulled into a false sense of security and save energy by ceasing to emit high frequency sounds that bounce off objects. They may also be attracted by the insects which fly around wind farms.
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