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Top 10 useful UK wind energy facts

Business Green has recently published this article which is really interesting and worth reading:

http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/analysis/2220998/top-10-uk-wind-energy-facts
A new report from trade association RenewableUK has painted a bright picture of the UK's wind power sector, including a major upswing in approval rates for new onshore projects. Here, BusinessGreen outlines its key findings and recommendations:

1. Wind power is booming - There was 6.9GW of total operational wind farm capacity by the end of June this year, with a further 4.2GW in construction and 5GW with planning consent.

2. Wind is to provide a 10th of UK electricity - If current levels of growth continue, wind energy capacity will reach 13.5GW by the end of 2013, delivering 10 per cent of the UK's electricity needs.

3. Councils are saying 'yes' to onshore wind - Wind farms have finally bucked the downward trend in planning approval rates. For the first time in five years, the amount of…

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Some recent news items

CBI warns government away from over-dependence on gas
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/articles/i/5452/

UK waters hold potential for 118GW of wave and tidal capacity
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/articles/i/5448/

Cornwall and western Scotland are UK's wave power hot-spots
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/articles/i/5465/

Peel Energy's Cheshire wind farm gets go ahead
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/articles/i/5473/

Energy Efficient Lighting (EEL) will hit 2.5 billion units by 2020