Spain in global first as wind power dominates

Spain has become the first country to draw more electricity from wind power than any other source over the course of an entire year.

Wind met 20.9% of demand in the country in 2013, putting it just ahead of nuclear (20.8%), according to the country’s grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE).

Spain’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 23%, helped by the surge in power from wind turbines.

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