Benefits of onshore wind to the UK
Our new report, Quantifying the Benefits of Onshore Wind to the UK, shows that deploying 35 GW of onshore wind by 2035 could reduce UK electricity costs by 7%, support 31,000 jobs, lift productivity throughout the UK and enable a £360m export industry. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently recommended that the UK government adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050, which would require a significant acceleration of onshore wind deployment. This recommendation was accepted by the UK Government and Parliament has now legislated to set the 2050 net zero target.
Date: July 2019