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In just one month, Scotland supplied more than 5 million homes with wind power. A fantastic figure, given that it is more than double the number of households in Scotland.

Analyzing wind power data provided by WeatherEnergy, the World Wildlife Fund found that onshore wind turbines in Scotland provided more than 5 million megawatt hours of electricity to the national grid in the first three months. this year – an increase of 44% over last year.

The good news doesn’t end there. The analysis comes after data released late last month showed that renewable electricity production in Scotland increased by 26% last year, for a total of 68% of the total electricity demand of the country from renewable sources. . Wind production increased by 34% and hydropower by 9% in 2017.

March 1 was the best day, when 110,149 MWh was enough to power over 9 million homes (374% of Scottish homes). The total demand for that day was less than half.

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Renewable energies have provided an incredible amount of energy in the first three months of this yearWWF Scotland Acting Director Sam Gardner said in a statement.A 44% increase from the peak period of 2017 is clear proof that the investment made has paid off, putting Scotland at the forefront of the fight against climate change“.

This puts Scotland on track to meet the target of producing 100% of its electricity and 11% of its heat demand from renewables by 2020.

Other countries are also very committed to renewable energies. For example, Denmark, which in the past was able not only to meet its national demand for electricity, but also to export energy to Norway, Germany and Sweden. By 2030, the country projects that renewables will cover at least half of its total energy consumption.

China is also investing large sums in renewable facilities in its “war on pollution.” The country forecasts that 4.5% of its total electricity production will come from renewable sources by 2020.