Britain the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind energy

Britain is the “Saudi Arabia of wind energy”, claims the founder of green energy supplier Ecotricity. Dale Vince made the comments as he announced that his firm increased the amount […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Britain is the “Saudi Arabia of wind energy”, claims the founder of green energy supplier Ecotricity. Dale Vince made the comments as he announced that his firm increased the amount of wind energy they made by 13% in 2011 compared with the previous year.

Mr Vince said: “There were whole months during 2011 when wind energy contributed over 10% of the Britain’s energy needs for the first time and perhaps even more during December. You could say Britain is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy. Wind power gives Britain the potential to be energy independent again.”