UK setting an annual record despite planning barriers

Despite the installation of only two tiny onshore wind turbines in England last year, new UK offshore wind capacity reached an annual record, according to recent statistics. More than ten times as much UK offshore wind capacity as onshore capacity was added in 2022, according to analysis from RenewableUK. A total of 3511MW of new wind capacity was added last year, according to the research by the group’s EnergyPulse data experts. This amount is sufficient to power more than 3.4 million UK homes annually.

RenewableUK asserts that the sector need urgent planning reforms to make it possible for more onshore and offshore projects to be realised.

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