The UK Sets New Record For Wind Energy Sector

The UK is considered as one of the countries with the best locations for wind power, and with 55% of all new installations the UK led Europe in the pace of growth. The continent's previous market leaders were Denmark with 15.8% of all installations and Germany with 13%. Belgium is fourth on the list, followed by the Netherlands with 3.1%, Sweden with 2.6% and Finland with 0.3%.As a pioneer in developing wind power for commercial use, Denmark led the global market for several decades until the industry assumed center stage in the UK and Germany. The latest figures related to the UK’s wind energy sector indicate that not only was April a bumper month, but it also showed increase in public support. Development is motivated by desire to move away from the traditional feed-in-tariff structure to a market-based approach. 40% of all wind energy in Europe blows over the UK, which ...

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