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UK wind turbines have capacity to power more than 4.5 million homes

March 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change statistics show that UK wind energy output increased by 33% in 2012 compared to 2011 due to the extra capacity provided by new UK wind farms going operational onshore and offshore. The figures show that wind power generated 5.5% of the UK’s electricity needs in 2012, up from […]

UK wind energy feeds over 5 GW into National Grid for first time

February 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

According to UK National Grid, wind energy has generated a record amount of electricity in Great Britain. The new high was reached on Sunday morning, 3 February 2013, when wind generated more than 5 gigawatts for the first time – more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs for industry, businesses and households – enough […]

UK government identifies offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth

January 15th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy sector, has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Call for Views for its Industrial Strategy, which identifies the offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth in Britain. By 2021, more than 47,000 people will be working in the UK’s […]

UK on track for 15% of its energy to be from renewable energy by 2020

December 26th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Update states that the UK is on track to meet its first interim target on the way towards generating 15% […]

Britain receiving over ten percent of its electricity from renewable energy

December 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published statistics showing that renewable energy is playing an increasingly significant role in powering UK homes and business. The amount of UK electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 9.1% in the same period last year, due to […]

Investment in wind energy good for the economy

December 4th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed a report highlighting the economic benefits of wind energy. The study, by Cambridge Econometrics for WWF and Greenpeace, shows that UK GDP will be £20 billion higher (0.8%) in 2030 if investment is focuses on offshore wind rather than gas. […]

Scotland’s massive wave and tidal energy potential will create jobs

October 31st, 2012 by RenewableUK

John Hayes, the UK’s Energy Minister, and Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, highlighted the enormous economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, in speeches at RenewableUK’s annual conference in Glasgow. Mr Salmond announced a new target of generating the equivalent of 50% of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2015, on the way […]

Survey shows British consumers have more positive impression of company using wind energy

September 16th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed a new international survey of public attitudes to wind power. The Global Consumer Wind Study, conducted by TNS Gallup for the turbine manufacturer Vestas, surveyed 24,000 consumers in 20 countries to provide a comprehensive reflection of public opinion on […]