uk wind industry

Record Year Blows United Kingdom Small Wind Energy Installations Past 102MW

October 28, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Small UK Wind Farms

2012 turned out to be a huge year for small wind in the United Kingdom, as the industry nearly doubled in size to pass £105 million in total value. The record year of installations is creating economic tailwinds for the UK’s green economy and a more resilient energy system.[read more]

Support for UK Onshore Wind to be reduced by 10%

July 27, 2012 by Vicky Portwain

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Financial support for onshore wind farms in the UK is to be reduced by 10% from 2013 it was announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) yesterday.The change to the value of the renewable obligation certificate (ROC) will mean every megawatt hour of electricity generated by onshore wind farms will attract 0.9 ROCS...[read more]

UK Wind Energy Industry Worth £548 million

May 10, 2012 by Vicky Portwain

The UK onshore wind energy industry was worth £568 million in 2011 according to a report recently published by RenewableUK and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.The report “Onshore Wind, Direct and Wider Economic Benefits” by BiGGAR Economics showed that the industry provided around 8,600 green jobs in the UK last year. Of this...[read more]