SNP welcomes record Scottish wind power output

windThe SNP is today welcoming new data that shows November was the second highest month of 2015 for wind power output and WWF analysis of the figures shows that wind turbines in Scotland alone provided 131% of the electrical needs of Scottish households.

Commenting, Dennis Robertson MSP, deputy convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, said:

“As the world meets in Paris to agree an ambitious and legally-binding new climate deal, these impressive figures demonstrate how Scotland is showing the way. November was the second biggest month for wind power output so far this year with an incredible 131% of the electricity needed for Scottish households – that is a fantastic achievement.  

“That wind power output in Scotland has increased by more than two-fifths in a year is further proof that clean, sustainable, green energy will play a fundamental role in meeting Scotland’s energy needs.

“Scotland can continue to be a world leader when it comes to renewable energy – which can boost the economy, create jobs and protect our environment – but this success must not be put at risk by the Tories reckless decisions to cut support for renewables.”

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