UK onshore wind sector generated £2.8bn in 2014

The UK onshore wind industry generated £2.8 billion in 2014 . It invested £1.4 billion in low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) assets and employed around 6,500 full-time workers, new […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The UK onshore wind industry generated £2.8 billion in 2014 .

It invested £1.4 billion in low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) assets and employed around 6,500 full-time workers, new data released by the Office for National Statistics revealed.

Out of all the UK businesses operating in the LCRE economy in 2014, only 3.1% of businesses were in the onshore wind sector.

The report also stated Scotland generated £1.6 billion, accounting for more than 55% of the sector’s turnover.

England generated 32.1% of onshore wind sector turnover but the number of jobs was higher here.

Around 19.1% of electricity generation in the UK came from renewables, out of which the onshore wind sector accounted for 28.7%, producing 18.6TWh of power.