Wind outperforms coal for an entire month for the first time ever13 May 2016
RenewableUK has issued a press release highlighting the fact that wind generated more electricity than coal over the course of an entire month, for British homes, businesses and factories. To view the RenewableUK press release please click here.
New records set in best ever year for British wind energy generation11 Jan 2016
RenewableUK has issued a press release highlighting new official statistics from National Grid, showing that 2015 was a record breaking year for wind energy generation. Wind provided enough electricity to meet the annual needs of more than 8.25 million homes which represents over 30% of UK households. During last year, 11% of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind, of which 5.8% came from onshore wind and 5.2% from offshore wind. This compares to 9.5% of electricity generated by wind during 2014.
To view the full RenewableUK press release, please click here.
Government energy policies will increase CO2 emissions11 Nov 2015
A recent BBC energy policy audit suggests that the government’s recent U-Turn on energy policy, which includes a rejection of onshore wind, will likely increase CO2 emissions and, in some cases, increase consumers’ energy bills. The policy changes have come about just as the prime minister is preparing for a UN climate summit in Paris at which more than 150 nations have promised to reduce emissions.
To view the full BBC article please click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34767194.
The Committee on Climate Change, the independent advisory body to the government, has published the results of its study analysing power sector scenarios in 2030 as an input to its advice on the fifth carbon budget later this year.Find out more
Statistics published in a report from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British homes, offices and factories.Find out more