29 Apr '15, 9am

Fantastic news! New report shows onshore wind brings £400 million to NW economy & cuts CO2 http…

The North West gains over £400 million of economic benefit from its local onshore wind industry, according to new figures released by RenewableUK. Of that, benefits to the value of £10.8 million go directly into the local community as a result of installed onshore wind capacity in the area. There is currently nearly 300MW of onshore wind installed within the North West, powering over 150,000 homes each year. This represents environmental benefits of 273,419 tonnes of CO2 reduced per year due to onshore wind installed in the North West alone. There are two main areas within the North West for wind – Lancashire with nearly 140MW installed, and Cumbria with nearly 130MW installed. Both these areas also provide interesting examples of the supply chain. Lancashire has a number of supply chain companies involved in cable installation and development, and in Cumbria there are a n...

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