Every home in the UK could get their electricity from wind-power within this decade

In a speech Tuesday (Oct 6th), Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged that the United Kingdom would generate enough electricity from offshore wind to power every UK home within a decade.

The UK government also unveiled a new target for floating offshore wind to deliver 1 Gigawatt of energy by 2030. That’s more than 15 times as much power as floating offshore wind currently generates worldwide, it said. The government promised £160 million ($207 million) to upgrade ports and infrastructure…

Britain must “build back greener” from the coronavirus pandemic in order to accelerate progress towards a legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, Johnson said…

While I’m not convinced Boris Johnson and his Tories are best capable of leading this task, he’s got the science and technology right for a change. Unlike his peers here in the GOUSA. At least the Left and Right in Great Britain appear capable of uniting on a plan to make the switch to renewables for generating electricity…and leave “stupid and spooky” behind.

2 thoughts on “Every home in the UK could get their electricity from wind-power within this decade

  1. The invisible hand says:

    “Industry experts project Wind Turbine Rotor Blade market to grow at a CAGR [Compound annual growth rate] of 6.69% during the period 2020-2023” https://adifymedia.com/wind-turbine-rotor-blade-market-2020-research-analysis-report-growth-at-cagr-of-6-69-market-share-size-trends-and-future-scope/240985/
    “Wind Turbine Bearing Market Will Accelerate at a CAGR of Almost 11% Through 2020-2024 | Rising Investments In Clean Sources of Energy to Boost Growth” https://www.newsbreak.com/amp/samsung-daily/n/0Wke6PCF
    “Wind Turbines the Size of Skyscrapers Coming From MHI Vestas” https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/wind-turbines-the-size-of-skyscrapers-coming-from-mhi-vestas
    “As wind turbines grow in size, they become more expensive to manufacture, but larger and larger units continue to drive down the cost of electricity from offshore wind” https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/news-content-hub/size-matters-larger-more-costly-turbines-set-to-further-reduce-lcoe-61314

    ‘I never understood wind’: Trump goes on bizarre tirade against wind turbines : President’s nonsensical rambling remarks about ‘windmills’ in segment from weekend speech raised eyebrows. (Dec 2019) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/23/trump-bizarre-tirade-windmills

  2. Meanwhile: says:

    Way out on the windswept desert where nature favors no man:

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. PNM has announced that AVANGRID, the third-largest wind operator in the United States, has acquired PNM Resources, including PNM. https://www.krqe.com/news/business/avangrid-acquires-pnm-resources-to-create-combined-company/

    PNMR is the parent firm for Public Service Co. of New Mexico, the state’s largest electric generation, transmission and distribution utility serving more than 530,000 customers around the state. It also owns Texas New Mexico Power, a transmission and distribution utility that delivers electricity to about 260,000 customers in West Texas.
    PNMR and its utilities are being acquired by a national and international energy powerhouse. The majority of Avangrid’s stock is owned by Spanish company Iberdrola, S.A., a global mammoth ranked as the world’s third-largest electric company.
    Avangrid operates across the U.S. It owns eight electric and natural gas utilities serving about 3.3 million customers in New York and three other northeastern states. And it’s a leading renewable energy firm, ranking as the nation’s third-largest wind developer with more than 7.4 gigawatts of installed wind and solar facilities around the country. That includes about 1.9 GW of wind generation in New Mexico and Texas. https://www.abqjournal.com/1509209/avangrid-to-acquire-pnm-resources-in-4-3b-deal.html

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