29 April 2015
Yorkshire and Humberside gains over £540 million of economic benefit from its local onshore wind industry, according to new figures released by RenewableUK. Of that, benefits to the value of over £20 million go directly into the local community as a result of installed onshore wind capacity in the area.
Yorkshire and Humberside has excellent wind resource, and has 379MW of onshore wind installed within the region, powering over 200,000 homes each year. This represents environmental benefits of 367,468 tonnes of CO2 reduced per year due to onshore wind installed in the North East alone.
It also benefits from a …read more