These Tiny Scottish Islands Bet Big on Wind as Oil Dries Up | WSJ

For 50 years, the Shetland Islands in the North Sea have relied on nearby oil resources to keep its economy humming. Now, as oil fields dry up, this tiny U.K. archipelago is shifting to offshore and onshore wind farms to power its economy. New windmills could enable all households in Shetland plus half a million U.K. homes to be powered by wind as soon as the The Viking Energy Wind Farm is completed.

WSJ explains what’s at stake as the small islands north of Scotland overhaul their economy from relying on fossil fuels to clean energy.

0:00 The Shetland Islands
0:43 What’s happening?
1:50 Challenges
3:13 Potential solutions

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