During the Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, wind farms accounted for a larger percentage of the UK’s overall power generation than before.
And following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party address today, that seems to be an irreversible trend.
The PM pledged on Wednesday to spend £160m to upgrade ports and factories for building turbines to help the country “build back greener”, with the aim of creating 2,000 construction jobs and support 60,000 more.
He vowed that the UK would become “the world leader in clean wind energy” and that every home would be powered by wind alone within the next decade.
Mr Johnson said the government was raising its target for offshore wind power capacity by 2030 from 30 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts.
By placing his faith in wind energy and reducing coal-fired power, greenhouse gas emissions would be dramatically slashed.
“Far out in the deepest waters we will harvest the gusts, and by upgrading infrastructure in places like Teesside and Humber and Scotland and Wales, we will increase an offshore wind capacity that is already the biggest in the world,” he proclaimed.
Source: Energy Management