Riding the wind

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Electricity generated by British wind farms increased by 10 per cent last year to more than 348 gigawatt hours. The year also saw the commissioning of six new wind farms. The British Wind Energy Association said that the latest annual output of the country's 29 wind farms met the electricity needs of more than 250,000 people and in the process, it saved 82,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide that would have been discharged by a conventional coal-fired power station in producing a comparable amount of power.

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