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UK Economy-Wide Coalition Urges Government To Support Onshore Wind

August 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

An economy-wide coalition of UK companies and organisations has called on the country's new Energy Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, to support the development of new onshore wind farms in an effort to extricate the technology from its current persona non grata status so as to further boost the country's efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. 


Wind Provided 14% Of European Union’s Electricity In 2018

February 21st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy provided 14% of the European Union's electricity last year, according to figures published Thursday by the region's wind energy trade body, WindEurope, with 11.3 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity added, including nearly 3 GW of offshore wind. 


UK Onshore Wind Jobs Plummeted 37% In 2017

February 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Onshore wind employment figures plummeted by 37% between 2016 and 2017 in the United Kingdom as the government locked onshore wind projects out from competing in the energy market


UK Onshore Wind Installation Figures Fall Off The Cliffs Of Dover

January 22nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Onshore wind installations in the United Kingdom during 2018 fell to their lowest levels since 2011, according to new figures from RenewableUK, plummeting by nearly 80% due in large part to the fact the UK Government has excluded onshore wind projects from competing for government-backed contracts. 


UK Wind Breaks Through 20 Gigawatt Mark

September 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The UK wind energy industry announced this week that it has surpassed 20 gigawatts (GW) worth of generating capacity with the opening of Ørsted’s 659 megawatt (MW) Walney Extension off the coast of Cumbria. 


UK Renewable Electricity Generation Tops 30%, Scotland Increases By 11%

June 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New figures from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published on Thursday showed that renewable energy accounted for 30.1% of the country's total electricity generation in the first quarter, up 3% and boasting record wind generation that accounted for over half of total renewable energy generation. 


UK Renewable Energy Growth In 2012

May 7th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

The UK certainly isn’t in the limelight for its solar leadership like Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia are. But, despite [&hellip


UK Registers Impressive Wind, Renewable Energy Gains

July 1st, 2012 | by Andrew

Electricity from onshore wind, offshore wind surged higher in the UK, leading a renewable energy sector that now supplies 11.1% of UK electricity. Power suppliers turned increasingly to coal-fired power generation, as well, however, as domestic natural gas production drops.



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