28 Jun '12, 12pm

Press Release: SCORE! – 20% of UK households powered by wind

SCORE! – 20% of UK households powered by wind 28 June 2012 New Government stats show that in the first quarter of 2012 the UK’s wind fleet produced enough power to meet the needs of over six million homes Wind output increased by half compared to same period last year Electricity from renewables now represents over 11% of all generation RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind, wave & tidal industries, has welcomed the publication of new Government statistics showing that the UK’s wind fleet produced over 50% more electricity in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year. This corresponds to an output of 5,044 gigawatt-hours – equivalent to the demand of over a fifth of the homes in the UK. RenewableUK’s Director of Policy Dr Gordon Edge said: “Today in the House of Commons MPs will be debating the measures necessary to accelerate gree...

Full article: http://www.bwea.com/media/news/articles/pr20120628-1.html

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