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Caterpillar Northern Ireland facilities Runs On 100% Wind Power

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All electric power for Caterpillar’s FG Wilson manufacturing plants in Northern Ireland is supplied by Airtricity, a renewable electricity that develops and owns onshore and offshore wind farms.

This is Caterpillar’s first production site to be 100 % supplied by renewable electricity. The companies say the facilities will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 11,000 tons per year.

Windpower: Renewable Wind Energy

Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines.

Although wind currently produces about 1% of world-wide electricity use,it accounts for approximately 19% of electricity production in Denmark, 9% in Spain and Portugal, and 6% in Germany and the Republic of Ireland (2007 data).

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