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Scotland’s Wind Energy Blows Nuclear Power Away

The World Wildlife Fund reported last week that wind turbines in Scotland produced enough energy in October to power every single home in Scotland — and at a time when some nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom needed to be temporarily shut down.

Think Progress reports:

“Wind energy has been thriving in the U.K. in recent months. In August the U.K set a new record for wind power generation, with wind accounting for seventeen percent of national demand. This came around the time that EDF Energy announced it was temporarily shutting down four of its U.K. reactors, or around a quarter of its total nuclear generating capacity, due to longevity issues. The four EDF reactors under investigation were commissioned in 1983 and are officially scheduled to be taken out of service in 2019.”

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