Spain Wind Power FTW! Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 23% in 2013

by Meena Hussein

January 7, 2014

The sun rises behind wind turbines. The Maranchon Wind Farm is the largest in Europe with 104 generators, and is operated by Iberdrola, the largest wind energy company in the world.

© Greenpeace / Daniel Beltrá

When I think of Spain I usually think of Jos Andrs, Sangra, and the lovely work of architect Antoni Gaud— but now I think of wind power!

Last year’s results show that Spain has dropped their utility-related greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 23% in 2013 — due to increased renewable energy use, mainly from wind farms and hydroelectric plants.Read all about it in The Guardian.

Which brings me to my question: If Spain can do it, why can’t we?

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