Wind energy continues to break records, this time in the UK

Wind energy continues to break records, this time in the UK

wind energy field

According to the National Grid, the month of January saw a new record in wind energy production for the UK, when it made up a whopping 14% of Britain’s electricity requirements. Wind generated 4.13 terawatt hours which is enough to power almost 9 million homes in the UK.
A weekly wind energy record was also reported for the month of January when 1,119 GWh of electricity was generated on the 2nd, which amounted to 31% of the UK’s total energy needs.
RenewableUK’s Director of External Affairs, Jennifer Webber said:
“The past few months have seen significantly high levels of generation for wind energy and January was no exception,”
“It’s great to see wind making such a positive contribution to Britain’s clean energy needs at a cold time of year when we need it most, and this can only continue with greater capacity coming online – reaching 12 gigawatts is an achievement which the industry and the nation can be proud of.”
RenewableUK’s Director of Policy, Dr Gordon Edge said:
“It’s great to see public support for onshore wind is increasing, with more than two-thirds of people consistently saying they want Britain to make use of it, and that support for offshore wind and wave & tidal energy remains even higher,”
“That’s why it’s so hard to understand why the Conservative party is turning its back on onshore wind, threatening to kill off the industry if it wins the next election. Independent polls show that David Cameron is totally wrong to claim that people are “fed up with” onshore wind – they show the reverse is actually true, and that being anti-wind is a net vote loser.”
The country is gaining more support for renewable energies and less for fracking, according to a new survey released by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. A positive move in the right direction!

Posted By Sally on February 5, 2015 | 0 Comment

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