UK wind energy industry reaches new milestone

Wind energy industry generates more than 10,000 MW for the first time The wind energy in the United Kingdom has reached a new milestone, generating more than 10,000 megwatts of electricity for the first time. The UK is home to many wind projects, most of which are onshore. Offshore projects are becoming more popular, however, as the UK has access to large expanses of sea territory that can be tapped into in order to generate electricity. According to RenewableUK, the country’s wind energy trade organization, the country’s wind projects were…

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Wind energy sets new record in the UK

UK wind power has made strong progress in the past few years and has set a new record Wind energy in the United Kingdom has set a new record, according to RenewableUK. The country has become a very strong supporter of wind power in recent years. In the coming months, the subsidies that the United Kingdom government provides for other forms of energy will be diverted to the wind sector. This is expected to spur greater activity in the wind power space and help the country move further away from…

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Untouched land in Scotland boasts of 1 GW of wind energy potential

Study highlights the potential energy benefits of land that has not seen any energy development Wind energy projects may soon receive approval to take root on Scottish land that had previously been exempt from development. Scotland is already considered a powerful force in the wind sector, but the country has land resources that have remained untapped by wind farms. A new study from RenewableUK suggests that this land could be quite valuable in terms of energy production capacity. Given Scotland’s strong interest in clean energy and sustainability, the government may…

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Onshore wind energy may be vital for UK energy goals

Onshore wind may not be receiving the attention it needs RenewableUK, the United Kingdom’s leading renewable energy trade association, has responded to comments made by the Chairmen of the Committee on Climate Change, whom suggested that onshore wind energy is currently at a point where it can meet the United Kingdom’s energy goals in 2020. RenewableUK claims that the focus on onshore wind power may need to be increased in order to compensate for shortfalls in other energy fields. Without increasing the country’s wind energy capacity, the UK may not…

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Wind energy makes promising progress in the UK

UK wind energy reaches major milestone in 2012 Wind energy in the United Kingdom made phenomenal progress in 2012, according to the seventh annual “Small and Medium Wind UK Market Report” from RenewableUK. The report shows that the United Kingdom had a record year in 2012 in terms of wind energy capacity and production, as well as market value. The United Kingdom has been growing more aggressive with its interest in renewable energy in recent years and has begun focusing heavily on both solar and wind energy in order to…

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Report shows the impact wind energy has had in the UK

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Report highlights economic benefits of alternative energy RenewableUK, the leading alternative energy association in the United Kingdom, and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change have published a new report from BiGGAR Economics concerning the state of wind energy in the country. Wind energy has begun to take on a more prominent role in the UK as the government begins to break away from fossil-fuels and foreign oil. The report takes into the economic implications of wind energy and how far the industry has come in the relatively short…

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New report shows that the UK may be able to meet its carbon reduction standards after all

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A new report from RenewableUK, the largest alternative energy trade association in the UK, highlights the benefits of wind and other sustainable fuels while detailing the faults of nuclear energy and oil. The report notes that Britain may be able to meet its staunch carbon reduction standards by the 2020 deadline, if the nation focuses on alternative energy. Wind, in particular, is targeted as the most promising fuel. The report also notes that the standards can be met without having to rely on any fossil-fuels and without the help of…

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