RenewableUK says investing in wind energy can offer numerous benefits to the UK
The organisation's head of communications Nick Medic stated that
one of these is that it will create green jobs, which in turn will
have economic benefits.
"On the back of this ambitious roll-out of renewables, we're
looking to have jobs created by 2020, and also business
opportunities and indirect jobs for local communities," he
Mr Medic added that using more wind energy will also enable the UK to get closer
to its carbon emissions reductions target of 20 per cent by 2020
set by the European Union.
The RenewableUK head of communications also pointed out that
wind energy can often be cheaper than that
created via burning fossil fuels.
He was speaking after the European Commission earlier this month
released statistics which show that Europe is using more renewable energy.
Just 57 per cent of the new electricity generation capacity
installed in 2008 was renewable energy, which increased to 62 per cent