31 Oct '12, 10am

Renewable Power Generation In The UK Will Surpass Nuclear By 2018, Research Concludes

Renewable Power Generation In The UK Will Surpass Nuclear By 2018, Research Concludes

Renewable electricity capacity in the UK is projected to overtake nuclear power by 2018, if the present rates of growth continue, according to new research. And this clean power will generate enough electricity to power one in every 10 UK homes by 2015. Currently, the total wind energy capacity is, by itself, up more than a quarter since 2010. 2012 has been a “surprisingly good” year for the renewables industry, in spite of “cooling” government enthusiasm, primarily because of vigorous private investment. Recently, “more than 100 Tory MPs signed a statement this year opposing new windfarms, and the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has queried the future of subsidies,” the UK’s Guardian notes. But the renewables industry has continued to vigorously grow, investment in offshore wind has soared by about 60% to £1.5 billion during the last year. Approvals for plann...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/10/31/renewable-power-gener...

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