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Wind energy powers 15 million homes

i Sep 7th No Comments by

wind-turbines171-450x360[1]A report by the Trillion Fund reveals that on Sunday 17th August wind energy provided power for 15 million homes in the UK, setting a new record.

A record high of 22 per cent of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind, while coal only provided 13 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs on Sunday. Solar and biomass both provided three per cent, hydro power provided one per cent, while nuclear generated 24 per cent and gas provided 26 per cent, Renewable UK said.

Jennifer Webber from RenewableUK said: “This proves yet again that onshore and offshore wind has become an absolutely fundamental component in this country’s energy mix. It also shows that wind is a dependable and reliable source of power in every month of year – including high summer”.

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While Frack Free Ryedale appreciates that wind farms need to be sensitively placed, if there is a choice between a wind farm or a series of noisy, dirty, polluting fracking wells, we know which we would prefer.

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