One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant

October 30, 2014 by  
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In between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands lies the Pentland Firth, a turbulent sound with tides that can reach up to a startling 18 miles per hour. That’s a lot of untapped power . MeyGen is taking advantage of all that renewable energy with the installation of the world’s largest tidal power plant, and if everything goes as expected, the underwater windmills could eventually power a full third of Scotland. Read the rest of One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: largest tidal power plant , MeyGen , MeyGen tidal power , Pentland Firth Tidal Farm , Pentland Firth Underwater Power Plant , Pentland Firth Windmills , Scotland power , scotland renewable energy , Scotland tidal power plant , Scotland Windmill plant , tidal power plant , underwater power plant

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Scotland Will Soon Be Home to the World’s First Self-Sufficient Island

January 30, 2014 by  
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Scotland’s Eigg Island might just be the world’s greenest island – and not only because of its pristine untouched landscape. The tiny isle off the country’s northwest coast boasts a broad array of sustainable strategies and, depending on weather conditions, gets up to 90 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Solar panels, wind turbines and hydroelectric schemes scattered all over the island meet the energy requirements of almost all of its residents. Read the rest of Scotland Will Soon Be Home to the World’s First Self-Sufficient Island Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , “wind power” , Eigg Island renewable energy , energy efficient island , renewable energy , renewable energy sources , Scotland Eigg Island , Scotland islands , scotland renewable energy , Scottish island owned by residents , self-sufficient island , solar panels , world’s first self-sufficient island        

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Donald Trump Picks a Mean Fight with Scotland Over Offshore Wind

February 10, 2012 by  
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Donald Trump may be a real estate mogul with an estimated worth of who knows how many billions — we think it might be seven — and a penchant for trying to derail presidential campaigns but that’s not stopping Scottish authorities from standing up for themselves in the face of this combed-over bully. Trump started a nasty feud with the nation when they announced plans to erect a series of windmills in Aberdeen Bay near Trump’s new luxury golf resort in Aberdeenshire. The Don threw a tantrum, wrote a personal letter to Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond , shut down construction on the golf course and said he wouldn’t start building again until Scottish authorities promised not to erect those “ugly monstrosities”. Now the Scottish government is fighting back calling his tantrum “embarrassing” and assuring the world they won’t be “bullied by Mr. Trump and his millions.” Read the rest of Donald Trump Picks a Mean Fight with Scotland Over Offshore Wind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , “wind turbine” , Donald Trump , golf course in scotland , Offshore Wind Energy , Offshore Wind Farm , offshore wind potential , offshore wind power , scotland offshore wind , scotland offshore wind energy , scotland renewable energy , scotland wind , scotland wind energy , scotland wind potential , scotland wind power , trump aberdeen , trump aberdeenshire , trump golf course , trump scotland , wind energy , wind farm

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