Scotland’s Wind Myth

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public

This story has been doing the rounds lately:

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Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over.

Specifically, turbines generated 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity between January and June, enough to supply power to 4.47 million homes – not bad for a country that has around 2.6 million homes to its name.

It’s a record high for wind energy in Scotland, and it means the turbines could have provided enough electricity for every dwelling in Scotland, plus much of northern England as well, for the first six months of the year.

https://www.sciencealert.com/scotland-s-wind-turbines-are-now-generating-double-what-its-residents-need

The implication is that if Scotland can do it, everyone can.

But, as…

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