Posts tagged: Scotland

Scotland Produces enough Wind Energy to Power all its Homes

By Loz Blain   Scotland is pushing ahead with green energy, with First Minister Alex Salmond claiming that renewables could provide 100 percent of Scotland’s energy by 2025. And last month, Salmond’s push for wind farms appears to have borne fruit – wind power alone generated some 126 percent of the energy needed to power […]

Wednesday December 10th, 2014 in , , , | No Comments »

Tidal Power Plant Will Generate Renewable Energy for 175,000 Homes

by Gregory Baskin   In an effort to create enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, the Energy Technologies Institute of the United Kingdom (UK) has awarded a £7.5 million ($12.4 million) contract to a private firm to create a renewable energy “multi-turbine foundation structure” in a tidal stream in northern Scotland. Known as MeyGen, the […]

World’s First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island

If you’re looking to unplug from the grid, you might want to head to Eigg, a small island off the coast of Scotland. Eigg intends to become the first island to rely entirely on renewable energy sources, Al Jazeera reports. The island–part of the Hebrides archipelago–is in the process of creating a network of solar […]

Scotland Zips Past U.S. on Road to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2020

Scotland is on the fast track to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. The country got 40 percent of its power from renewable sources last year—a 24-percent improvement from 2010. To show just how far behind the U.S. is from that mark, Juan Cole skips over a nation-to-nation comparison in favor of pitting the […]

Samsung to Equip 84MW Offshore Wind Farm in South Korea

The turbines will be installed in shallow waters off the coast of Korea’s Jeju island Photograph: Justin Ornellas/Flickr Samsung Heavy Industries is to build an 84MW wind farm off the coast of Korea’s Jeju island using its new 7MW turbines. The project, to be installed by the end of 2014, will be one of South […]