The numbers are in: 2015 breaks wind power records in the UK


The numbers are in: 2015 breaks wind power records in the UK

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Numbers in the UK show wind power has had another record year in 2015, with 11% of the electricity demands being met by wind (up from 9.5% the previous year).
 
As it stands, wind power supplies enough electricity to power 8.25 million homes (more than 30% of the UK) and an increase of 1.55 million homes from last year. In December of 2015, a new monthly record was set with 17% of energy needs met by wind power, and the last quarter set a record too, at 13% of total demand.
 
RenewableUK’s Director of Policy Dr. Gordon Edge said:
 
“This is a great way to start the new year – the wind industry can be proud that it has shattered weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual generation records in 2015. This re-writes the record books. We’ve had a bumper harvest thanks to increased deployment and superb wind speeds.”
 
“It also demonstrates why the Government should continue to support wind energy, as we’re delivering on our commitment to keep Britain powered up. We can continue to increase the proportion of the nation’s electricity which we provide as we move away from fossil fuels to clean sources of power.”
 
 

Posted By Sally on January 7, 2016 | 0 Comment

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