Wind met nearly half of Scotland’s power needs in January

Wind turbines met 48% of Scotland’s electricity needs in January. That’s according to WWF Scotland, which added for 22 days last month, they generated enough electricity to power every home […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Wind turbines met 48% of Scotland’s electricity needs in January.

That’s according to WWF Scotland, which added for 22 days last month, they generated enough electricity to power every home in the country.

Wind turbines provided 1,125GWh of electricity to the National Grid, a 14% fall compared to the same month last year.

WWF Scotland’s Director Lang Banks said: “2015 proved to be a big year for renewables and the latest data makes clear that 2016 is already off to a flying start with wind power alone meeting nearly half of Scotland’s total electricity needs during January.

“I have little doubt that 2016 will be another record year for renewables.”