Offshore wind generation up two-thirds

New Government figures on the increasing amount of electricity generated by wind power have been welcomed by RenewableUK. According to the statistics for the third quarter of 2011, released by […]

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By Tom Gibson

New Government figures on the increasing amount of electricity generated by wind power have been welcomed by RenewableUK. According to the statistics for the third quarter of 2011, released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewable sources generated 9% of the UK’s electricity from July to September.

Dr Gordon Edge, RenewableUK’s Director of Policy said: “This is another strong set of statistics from DECC, proving that despite the anti-wind propaganda being spouted by lobbyists with their own particular agendas, wind turbines are continuing to generate increasingly large amounts of electricity for the UK’s households.

“We will continue to offer a secure supply of clean energy which will reduce our dependence on ultra-expensive fossil fuels such as gas. Let’s not forget that it’s the cost of importing gas which has sent domestic fuel bills through the roof, so we have to get off the fossil fuel hook. Renewable sources such as wind offer us excellent value for money overall.”

When the overall figures for the first three quarters of 2011 are taken into account, the statistics show a 64% increase in the amount of electricity generated by offshore wind on the same three quarters for last year.

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