Developments in Wind Power
UK power generation from wind has increased in recent years due to sharp reductions in the costs of constructing and operating wind power facilities. Onshore wind power provides the cheapest electricity of any form of new generation built, and offshore is expected to continue to reduce in cost. Generating wind power does not emit greenhouse gases, hence future growth will help the UK meet its GHG emissions reduction targets. This POSTnote examines the innovations that have enabled wind power cost reductions, associated policy considerations and challenges for future deployment.
Harry Michalakakis from the Resource Efficiency Collective spent 3 months working at the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology researching wind power electricity generation culminating in the publication of a ‘POST’ note. The full report can be accessed here: