Scotland: A Wind Energy Power House

Wind turbines produced 106% of the electricity needed by every home and business in Scotland for the first time on August 7, reported World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland. They generated 39,545 MWh of electricity to the country’s 5.3 million people. Typically, wind contributes more than half of Scotland’s daily electricity needs. Scotland, that houses one-quarter of Europe’s offshore wind resources currently, is building the world’s largest off shore wind farm for a cost of nearly $3 billion to be completed in 2019. CNBC

In contrast, the US has a few small cities fully powered by renewable energy including Aspen, CO, Burlington, VT, Scituate, MA and Greensburg, KS (EOW News Feb 2015)