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Alliance4Wind - Renewable Energy Solutions campaigning since 2006

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 UK wind energy installed capacity as of 13th February 2017...

Onshore - number of turbines 5,736, installed capacity 9.414GW

Offshore - number of turbines 1,465, installed capacity 5.097GW

Wind power UK - Total installed capacity 14.511GW

             Last year, the equivalent of 9.8 million households (36% of UK homes) were powered by wind. Wind farms feeding into the National Grid, as well as single unmetered turbines (embedded generation), provided 11.5% of the UK's total electricity supply (39.2 terawatt hours). On Christmas Day last year, a new daily record of 32% was generated by wind and in the week ending on that day, wind provided 20% of our electricity. Wind power also outperformed coal last year for the first time, which only supplied 9.2% of the UK's electricity.   

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Trio of new wind energy records in December 2016...

New records set in best ever year for British

 wind energy generation...

New Government poll shows increase in support...

 for onshore wind energy...

Record breaking January for wind energy...

Official figures show outstanding October for wind energy...

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC...

Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline...

Wind power most popular source of energy in the UK...

World must end dirty fuel use - UN...

RSPB Scotland calls for urgent action on climate change...

 New wind energy record for February... 

£310m invested in UK wind turbines... 

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               Alliance4Wind is an environmental pro wind, proactive campaign group that supports wind farm applications across the UK and was founded in 2006. We believe that when members of the public are given an opportunity and provided with substantiated and factually correct  information, the vast majority are in favour of wind power.

                We believe that wind power, both on and offshore must and will play a key role in the energy mix, along with other renewables, decentralised energy and energy efficiency 

               Wind power is the most developed of all of the renewables, it is also the most  easily implemented and the most cost  effective. Wind power is also able to deliver truly renewable and sustainable energy on a large scale. The UK has 40% of the European resource and on average our wind farms are twice as efficient as those in Europe, we have the potential to become a world class leader in wind farm technology. Despite this we are falling shamefully behind other countries when it comes to exploiting the power of the wind,

            A recently published UN report on man-made climate change called for a trebling of the planet's renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The report argued that the trend of increased carbon emissions can only be reversed if a "massive shift" is energy use is made.

          The UN report of November 2014 re-states many familiar positions:

Warming is "unequivocal" and the human influence on climate is clear.

Since the 1950's, the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia

The period from 1983 to 2012, it says, was likely the warmest 30 year period over the last 1,400 years

Warming impacts are already being seen around the globe, in the acidification of the oceans, the melting of artic ice and poorer crop yields in many parts.

Without concentrated action on carbon, temperatures will increase over the coming decades and could be almost 5C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.

Countries will need to adapt rapidly, but almost all scenarios see near zero emissions by 2100.


                          The UK has a commitment to international legally-binding carbon emission and renewable energy targets and these must be taken seriously.

 

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