Two million UK homes rely on wind power

04 Aug 2010
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As many as two million UK homes get their energy from wind power, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The figures, which were released as part of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2010, show that the percentage of energy used in the UK from renewable sources has increased to 6.7 per cent between 2007 and 2008.

This is up from 5.6 per cent in the previous year, a rise that trade body RenewableUK's chief executive Maria McCaffery described as "good news".

She added that wind power will be relied on if Britain is to meet its carbon emissions reduction targets for 2020.

"We must maintain momentum to deliver a robust renewable energy industry that will lead to the creation of thousands of green jobs," she said.

BBC News recently reported that a wind power development in Cornwall is undergoing improvements, with the turbines replaced with larger units to make the site more efficient. 

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