19 Jan '12, 1am

UK wind energy reaches 6GW capacity milestone, enough to power 3.3m homes: ^MC

The UK now boasts 6GW of wind energy capacity, enough to provide power to over 3.3 million homes, according to the latest update from trade association RenewableUK. The group confirmed last night that the 6GW threshold had been passed after it was announced that the Ormonde offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria now has 120MW of capacity operational. FURTHER READING Government rejects latest “flawed” report on cost of renewable energy policies Boris Island airport set to test coalition’s green commitment "This is a landmark achievement," said RenewableUK's Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery. "There's a great feeling of pride throughout the industry that we've reached a record high of 6GW, and there's a further 19.5GW of capacity under construction, consented, or in planning." She added that the industry remained confident that it could deliver on the target set out in t...

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