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    Scotland Is Now Generating So Much Wind Energy, It Could Power Two Scotlands

    See more at the link https://www.physics-astronomy.org/20...much-wind.html

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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.
    March was the high watermark, with 2,194,981 MWh of output produced in the month.

    "These are amazing figures, Scotland's wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead," says Robin Parker, the Climate & Energy Policy Manager at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). "Up and down the country, we are all benefiting from cleaner energy and so is the climate."
    "These figures show harnessing Scotland's plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well."
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    Wow. Impressive it seems.
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    I will be in Scotland in a few weeks. I wonder whether they have found any potential negative effects; I am not very trusting of US sources because of how political it seems from all sides. Scotland might have a more objective approach to evaluating that, perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Wow. Impressive it seems.
    It's a misconception at best. They can't introduce more energy to the grid than is being drawn at any specific moment, and when the wind stops, wind energy stops and they must have "firm" sources of energy ready to generate.

    Wind energy is taking a lot of areas back to the Dark Ages, as evidenced by the recent -- and growing -- blackouts.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...ction/11390760

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/londo...180608412.html

    https://naturalgasnow.org/cuomos-ene...ther-blackout/

    https://www.manhattan-institute.org/new-york-prepare-for-more-green-blackouts-nuclear-solar-wind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    I will be in Scotland in a few weeks. I wonder whether they have found any potential negative effects; I am not very trusting of US sources because of how political it seems from all sides. Scotland might have a more objective approach to evaluating that, perhaps.
    Oh yes, big negative effects.

    Any solution to global warming will almost certainly rely on an expansion of renewable energy, reducing carbon dioxide emissions with clean solar or wind energy and related technologies. It’s still far from clear, however, which technologies might deliver copious amounts of energy when we need it while avoiding negative environmental consequences.



    Research published today may help clarify the situation — and it’s not encouraging for wind-power enthusiasts. It suggests that the power available from wind is much more limited than many experts thought, and that deployment on a larger scale could significantly raise temperatures over the Earth’s surface, as turbines alter atmospheric flows. The research highlights a painful but not altogether surprising reality: Even the cleanest renewable technologies come with environmental costs.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...thought-it-was
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    See more at the link https://www.physics-astronomy.org/20...much-wind.html

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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.
    March was the high watermark, with 2,194,981 MWh of output produced in the month.

    "These are amazing figures, Scotland's wind energy revolution is clearly continuing to power ahead," says Robin Parker, the Climate & Energy Policy Manager at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). "Up and down the country, we are all benefiting from cleaner energy and so is the climate."
    "These figures show harnessing Scotland's plentiful onshore wind potential can provide clean green electricity for millions of homes across not only Scotland, but England as well."


    I can easily believe this.
    Everyone I ever knew who was stationed in Holy Locke Scotland told me the wind never...I mean, never, stop blowing and blowing pretty hard.
    Good on them if they can find a way to harness all that wind energy.

    All my UK based dirty movies tell me the panty hose women wear there are really thick and have to be it is so cold due to the wind.

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    Thankfully, America is waking up, and we're shutting them down. Someone has to offer a lick of common sense amidst the insanity.

    https://www.realclearenergy.org/arti...6NdlkBOx2_5edY

    The luster is coming off wind power as an economically viable, environmentally friendly, community-friendly source of America’s energy future—and for some very good reasons. To start, rural residents across America are increasingly rejecting the encroachment of wind-energy projects in their communities whenever they get a chance to voice their opinions in local ballots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    It's a misconception at best. They can't introduce more energy to the grid than is being drawn at any specific moment, and when the wind stops, wind energy stops and they must have "firm" sources of energy ready to generate.

    Wind energy is taking a lot of areas back to the Dark Ages, as evidenced by the recent -- and growing -- blackouts.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...ction/11390760

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/londo...180608412.html

    https://naturalgasnow.org/cuomos-ene...ther-blackout/

    https://www.manhattan-institute.org/new-york-prepare-for-more-green-blackouts-nuclear-solar-wind

    So, when the coal runs out...amazing isn't it? Solar wind is abundant, there is truth in storing it. Your articles are written by those with vested interests, or because of a temporary offset. It is always time to bank on it. The specific situations mentioned may exist because of inefficient politics. JAP's article concerns Scotland. There are more energy supplies, as there will be additional suppliers. Each local area is different, as one size fits all, does not fit. The monopoly on power will be broken by it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Rules View Post
    So, when the coal runs out...amazing isn't it?
    The coal won't run out. It will wait for us to find it and mine it. Plan for at least 500 years of coal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    I will be in Scotland in a few weeks. I wonder whether they have found any potential negative effects; I am not very trusting of US sources because of how political it seems from all sides. Scotland might have a more objective approach to evaluating that, perhaps.
    Politically Scotland has claimed it will reach 100% renewable by 2020 but in fact most of their renewable electricity goes south of the border and is not consumed in Scotland. The numbers are selectively chosen during peak periods and does not count for lulls in wind power. A lot of assumptions are made to make Scotland totally powered by renewables including not shipping any to the UK and that other forms of renewables would have to take up the slack during low periods of wind power. The amount of storage to help during valleys is also not large compared to other countries but still prohibitively expensive and not available at this time. The fact is that 100% renewable energy for Scotland is just not achievable with existing technology but with the political statements made, they can claim it even if not providing Scotland with the power.
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