Renewable energies: California and Scotland

Friday 4th August 2017
San Gorgonio pass wind farm, California.

At UC Berkeley researchers find that the proliferation of renewable energy plants — like the San Gorgonio Pass wind farm — is responsible for over 90 percent of the direct benefit of California’s climate and cthe clean energy policies in the Inland Empire. Scotland had ”another extraordinary month" for renewable energy in May, according to environmental groups with wind turbines alone provided enough electricity to supply 95% of Scottish homes. WWF Scotland analysed renewables data provided by WeatherEnergy and found tin several parts of Scotland, homes fitted with solar PV panels had sufficient sunshine to generate more than 100% of average household electricity needs.

At UC Berkeley researchers find that the proliferation of renewable energy plants — like the San Gorgonio Pass wind farm — is responsible for over 90 percent of the direct benefit of California’s climate and the clean energy policies in the Inland Empire.  Scotland had ”another extraordinary month" for renewable energy in May, according to environmental groups with wind turbines alone provided enough electricity to supply 95% of Scottish homes. WWF Scotland analysed renewables data provided by WeatherEnergy and found tin several parts of Scotland, homes fitted with solar PV panels had sufficient sunshine to generate more than 100% of average household electricity needs.

According to the first comprehensive study of the economic effects of climate programs in California’s Inland Empire, Riverside & San Bernardino counties experienced a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 jobs from 2010 through 2016. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education and the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at Berkeley Law report that many of these jobs were created by one-time construction investments associated with building renewable energy power plants. These investments, they say, helped rekindle the construction industry, which experienced major losses during the Great Recession. When accounting for the spillover effects, the researchers report in their study commissioned by nonpartisan, nonprofit group Next 10, that state climate policies resulted in a total of $14.2 billion in economic activity and more than 73,000 jobs for the region during the same seven years.

Absolute Solar & Wind and family ice cream business Mackies of Scotland completed Scotland's largest solar farm in Aberdeenshire.

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