Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Wind now providing bigger slice of #green energy

NEARLY 10% of the UK's power supplies are now generated by renewable energy sources - with wind turbines off the Suffolk coast playing an increasingly big role.

Figures released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change show renewable sources generated 9% of the UK's electricity from July to September this year - an increase of 1% on the same period the previous year.

It highlighted the fact that the amount of electricity generated from offshore wind has increased "substantially" compared to the same quarter in 2010, partly because of increased capacity and partly because it was the windiest September for at least 10 years.

The Greater Gabbard wind farm off Suffolk is now operational, and there will be further developments in the year ahead including East Anglia One and the Galloper Wind Farm, which moved a step forward earlier this month after passing a planning hurdle.

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