Latest Wind power in the United Kingdom Stories

2008-06-14 06:00:24

BRUSSELS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- All across Europe, a wide range of events have taken place this week in the run-up to the European Wind Day 2008. Thousands of members of the public have already taken part in activities from exhibitions in Belgian train stations to photo contests in Sweden. The events all focus on how wind energy works and the benefits it brings as a clean and sustainable power source. The official Wind Day is tomorrow, Sunday 15 June. National wind energy associations...

2006-04-04 08:00:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's fledgling offshore wind power industry, offering itself as a key player in fighting global warming, appealed on Tuesday for more government money. In a report to its annual meeting, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said that with extra cash, offshore wind could be producing enough electricity to power five million homes by 2015 -- more than eight times current output. "There is a cost gap of 300 pounds per kilowatt that is stopping us...

2006-03-26 19:14:38

By Stuart Penson LONDON (Reuters) - The number of wind turbines dotted across Britain's landscape is set to surge over the next four years despite trouble getting planning permission, the wind power industry said on Monday. Onshore turbines capable of powering 3 million homes, or five percent of UK electricity supply, will be spinning by the end of the decade as the industry grows much faster than previously expected, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said in its submission...

2005-07-18 15:49:22

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ministry of defense has lifted a ban on several wind farm projects in southern Scotland after allaying fears that they could interfere with a seismic station monitoring a ban on nuclear tests. The ministry of defense (MOD) had blocked all wind farms planned within 80 km (50 miles) of the Eskdalemuir seismic array site which monitors the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. It agreed to lift the ban after a study by the University of Keele showed if turbines...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.