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Spain Sets World Record for Green Power Generation

 - Mar 13, 2009
References: guardian & gizmag
Renewable energy is a very hot topic these days with everyone fixated on climate change, whether they believe the polar ice caps are melting or not. Spain just took a huge step towards complete independence from fossil fuels. They just recently set the world record for the largest percent of power generated from wind power.

Spain set the record at 40%, surpassing the old mark of 36%. This means that 40% of all of Spain’s power was produced from wind turbines alone! This was done with the turbines operating at 69% efficiency, so greater numbers are possible. This success combined with Spain’s improving solar and wave technologies is quickly paving the way to a brighter energy future.