Wind energy could have a promising future in the UK

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Falling cost of wind turbines could encourage UK government to show more support for clean power The cost of wind energy is dropping quickly, which is creating more pressure on the United Kingdom government to rethink its support of clean power. According to consultancy firm Arup, onshore wind energy systems can be developed in the UK for the same price as new gas systems. Onshore wind farms are also approximately half as expensive as some nuclear power plants. Arup suggests that the technology used in the wind energy sector has…

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Scotland sets another wind energy record

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Wind energy continues to reach new heights in Scotland Scotland has set yet another record with its wind energy production. Within the United Kingdom, Scotland has established itself as a primary wind energy market The Scottish government has invested heavily in wind power in recent years, setting several production records. Over the past six months, wind energy has reached a new milestone in Scotland, further solidifying its role as a thriving wind market. More than 1 million MW-h of electricity produced in the first six months of 2017 During the…

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Massive turbines could help UK wind farm generate electricity for more than 230,000 homes

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Giant wind turbines are being installed at an offshore wind farm off Liverpool Bay The world’s largest wind turbines could help the United Kingdom generate enough electricity to power hundreds of thousands of homes. These turbines are being used at one of the country’s largest wind farms, which is an offshore system off Liverpool Bay. The wind farm is being developed by Dong Energy, and each turbine used by the project stands more than 630 feet high. Each blade of these wind turbines extends 262 feet. Wind farm will be…

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BT to purchase electricity from Scottish wind energy system

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BT will be forming a power purchase agreement with wind energy developer in Scotland BT, a telecommunications operator in the United Kingdom, has announced that it will be entering into a power purchase agreement with a Scottish wind energy company. Through this deal, BT will be spending $230 million over the next 15 years in order to purchase electricity generated by a wind farm in Scotland. According to BT, there are 13 wind turbines in the north of Scotland that generate approximately 100 gigawatt-hours of electricity every year. Company plans…

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Wind energy makes more progress in Scotland

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New information shows that wind energy generation in Scotland has reached new heights More progress has been made in Scotland’s continuing efforts to expand its use of wind energy. WWF Scotland and WeatherEnergy have released new information showing that wind generation in Scotland increased by a significant margin in February. The growth of wind capacity has outpaced what was recorded during the same period in 2016. The Scottish government has been showing significant support for wind energy in recent years, investing heavily in new projects that will allow Scotland to…

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Scotland reaches a new wind energy record

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Wind energy in Scotland continues to break old records Scotland’s wind energy systems have reached a major milestone recently. The country has been investing heavily in the development of new wind farms for some time in an effort to distance itself from fossil-fuels and become more energy independent. Recent political tensions have encouraged a further focus on clean energy, but the Scottish government is also interested in reducing the emissions the country is responsible for and to help the country become more environmentally friendly. Wind turbines generate 74,000 MWh of…

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Study predicts wind energy may play a major role in reducing emissions in the UK

New study from the Edinburgh University highlights the emissions reduction capabilities of wind energy A new study from the Edinburgh University suggests that wind energy will play a major role in reducing greenhouse emissions in the United Kingdom. Researchers have found that wind farms throughout the United Kingdom have offset some 36 million tons of carbon emissions over a six year period. This is equivalent to removing 2.3 million vehicles from the road, according to researchers. The study is based on figures from the National Grid, comparing energy production from…

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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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Trump decries offshore wind energy systems in the United Kingdom

Trump is calling on British officials to fight against offshore wind energy President-elect Donald Trump is pressuring British officials to fight against offshore wind energy systems being developed in Britain. In the past, Trump has fought against offshore wind energy, hoping to close down a project being developed in Scotland. The case made its way to Britain’s highest court, with Trump arguing that the offshore project disrupts the view of one of his gold courses in Aberdeenshire. Now, Trump is calling upon Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence…

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UK approves plans for world’s largest offshore wind energy system

Government has approved development plans for large-scale wind farm The United Kingdom government has approved plans to develop what will become the world’s largest offshore wind energy system. Offshore wind power has been gaining more attention in recent years due to their potential to generate large amounts of electricity. In the UK, offshore wind farms have been gaining more support, especially as the county seeks to become more environmentally friendly. Because of the UK’s access to the open ocean, harnessing wind power has become a very attractive option in terms…

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UK ban on wind energy subsidies could hurt the Scottish wind sector

Scottish officials seek to remove ban on wind subsidies The United Kingdom is being urged to reconsider its ban on wind energy subsidies. This ban concerns onshore projects and severely limits the financial aid that energy developers can tap into when building new projects in the country. The ban on wind subsidies may be having a very detrimental impact on Scotland, in particular. The Scottish government suggests that the ban on wind energy subsidies will cost Scotland some $3.9 billion and make some environmental goals impossible to attain. The wind…

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World’s largest offshore wind energy system is moving forward

Dong Energy has finalized plans to develop large-scale wind energy system The world’s largest offshore wind energy system is set to be built off the western shore of the United Kingdom. Dubbed Hornsea Project One, the wind energy system is being developed by Dong Energy. The company recently announced that it has reached a final decision to proceed with the development of the 1.2 gigawatt project. Dong Energy estimates that, once completed, the wind energy system will generate enough electricity to power more than 1 million homes while also creating…

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Wind energy is becoming less expensive than gas in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is watching as the cost of wind energy falls Wind energy may soon be less expensive than conventional forms of power in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Renewable Industry Group suggests that onshore wind projects could soon produce less expensive electrical power than new gas projects taking form in the region. By 2020, wind energy is expected to become a leading power source for Northern Ireland, which will allow it to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. This may also help Northern Ireland save money on energy expenditures…

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World’s largest offshore wind energy system to be built in the UK

Dong Energy plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind energy system Dong Energy A/S, an energy developer based in Denmark, has plans to set a new world record for the world’s largest offshore wind energy system. The company intends to build the system in the United Kingdom, where wind energy is receiving strong support from the government as well as private investors. The UK is quickly becoming a hub for offshore wind farms as a result of this support, with the country already housing the world’s current largest wind…

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Wind energy output in Scotland skyrockets

WeatherEnergy has revealed wind electricity output in Scotland more than doubled in June. The most recent figures from last month have revealed that wind power in Scotland generated two times the outputs compared to last year, according to renewable data firm WeatherEnergy, which said that wind energy produced the equivalent of 33 percent of the country’s full electricity requirements for the month, reported Energy Voice. The data also revealed that there was sufficient wind output to meet the needs of at least 100 percent of Scottish homes on six days…

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Gamesa to deliver turbines to new wind energy project in Scotland

Scottish wind farm will make use of Gamesa wind turbines Gamesa, a leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has been awarded a contract to participate in a new wind energy project in southern Scotland. The project, called the Kilgallioch Wind Farm, is being developed by ScottishPower Renewables and will produce approximately 239 megawatts of electrical power when it is completed. Scotland has been showing strong support for wind energy in recent years, with the government looking for an effective alternative to fossil-fuels. Gamesa to deliver a total of 96 wind turbines…

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