Public Domain The wind turbines at Findhorn, which make the Ecovillage a net exporter of electricity. (W. L. Tarbert/Wikimedia Commons) In the first half of 2019, Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes, almost double the number of homes there. Some people don’t love the sight of humanity fighting dirty power by means of clean energy – like, say, a certain U.S. president who once filed a lawsuit in Scotland vowing to “spend whatever monies are necessary to see to it that these huge and unsightly industrial wind turbines are never constructed.” Scotland did not cave in and guess what: In the first six months of 2019, the country’s "horrible idea of building ugly wind turbines" (same president) has paid off handsomely. Between January and June, wind turbines in Scotland generated 9,831,320 megawatt hours – enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes for six months … almost double the number of homes in Scotland, reports CNBC. The country’s government hopes to produce half of the country’s energy consumption from renewables by 2030, and if the beginning of 2019 is any indication, it doesn’t seem too far out of reach. “These […]

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