The Islands With Too Much Power

While the rest of the world is turning off lights to save energy, the Orkney Islands are producing so much clean renewable energy that they don’t know what to do with it! To be honest, there are plenty of things they can do with it, but the necessary infrastructure is not quite there yet, so they are looking in many different directions to keep from wasting it. The obstacle, of course, is money. Sadly, according to an Orkney resident in the comments, one thing the power companies haven’t considered is dropping the price of electricity for local residents, so they still burn coal and oil to heat their homes, if they don’t have their own turbine.

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Source: neatorama

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