ARCHIVE February, 2012

Edward Davey opens world’s biggest offshore windfarm

February 16, 2012

offshore wind turbines

Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has demonstrated the coalition’s support for renewable energy in opening the world’s biggest offshore windfarm located near Walney in Cumbria. The site comprises 102 turbines, enough to power 320,000 homes, and sits alongside 60 other turbines generating off the Cumbrian coast, with more planned. Opening the new windfarm, Edward Davey, said: “Britain has a lot to be proud of in our growing offshore wind sector. Our island’s tremendous natural resource, our research base and a proud history of engineering make this the number one destination for investment in offshore wind.”

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Wind energy has widespread public support and offers value for money

February 15, 2012

Wind farm

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal industry, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s public vote of confidence in wind energy, following the publication of a letter by a group of backbench MPs questioning the value of supporting onshore wind. In response to the letter, a Downing Street spokesman said: “We need a low carbon infrastructure and onshore wind is a cost effective and valuable part of the diverse energy mix”.

Jennifer Webber, RenewableUK’s Director of External Affairs said:

“We know there’s a huge amount of public support for wind energy. YouGov conducted a poll in December which showed that 56% of people think we should be expanding wind power in the UK, and 60% believe the Government is right to provide financial support to do so. We’re also glad to see that the wind industry has immediately received strong support from the Government in response to this letter. The Government recognises that, as well as providing a secure source of clean energy, we’re driving our costs down, which will reduce the level of financial support we need in the long term.

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Comparing Green Energy Suppliers

February 8, 2012

comparing energy prices

Insurance comparison websites have been around for a while and have helped consumers choose the cheapest and / or most suitable product for them without phoning a huge number of suppliers.

A similar website service for household and business energy now helps people compare energy prices and features allowing them to decide which is the most appropriate service or product for them.

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