Lifting Their Kilt-owatts
Scotland has enough potential wind and wave energy to power the entire U.K., according to an independent study that has been met with excitement by the Scottish government. Known as one of the windiest spots in Europe, Scotland could apparently provide almost a quarter of the U.K.’s energy needs from onshore wind farms, without having to construct the farms on designated scenic areas. Wave and tidal stream energy could meet the other three-quarters of Britain’s power needs. A second report issued today said Scotland could achieve its goal of generating 18 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2010.