Biggest offshore wind farm in world could power 40% of Scotland

The proposed £4.5bn complex in the ocean off Scotland will have 339 wind turbines generating 1.5 gigawatts, making it the biggest in the world. Even better, 4.5 GW of other offshore wind projects will be proposed soon for Scotland, with a whopping 18 GW becoming operational in the next few years. By contrast, a big nuclear or coal plant outputs about 2 GW, so we’re talking serious amounts of clean, renewable energy coming online in Scotland.

Meanwhile, the United States has precisely zero offshore wind turbines, which is a perfect example of how our dysfunctional and hyper-partisan political culture prevents us as a country from getting anything done.

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