The UK has an abundant source of natural, clean power, derived from the wind, waves and tides that surround us. Unlike traditional fossil fuels, nature’s energy will never run out. Switching to renewable energy is essential for reducing the devastating effects of climate change, and protecting the natural environment for future generations.
As the most mature and cost-effective source of renewable energy, onshore wind is expected to continue making an affordable, clean and significant contribution to the UK’s energy mix.
The UK has been the world leader in offshore wind since October 2008, with as much capacity already installed as the rest of the world combined.
Small & Medium Wind
Generating energy with a wind turbine is the perfect way to reduce your energy bills, make some money and help the environment.
Wave & Tidal Energy
The pull of the tides, and the movement of waves, produces a vast amount of power that can be harnessed by modern technology.
Technologies are developing fast and costs are coming down, making renewables a truly commercial option. As the industry matures, the UK will be well placed to meet its target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2020. This will reduce the risks associated with climate change and set an example for the rest of the world. In the process, hundreds of thousands of jobs could be created, and we will develop long-term domestic energy security.
Energy security is increasingly important as our Indigenous sources of fossil fuels run out. We are too often reliant on importing expensive coal, oil and gas from overseas, leaving us vulnerable to fluctuations in global prices, and problems with cross-border supply. In the long-run, the UK will not only be able to stop importing fuel, but export home-grown energy to countries with a limited natural supply.
You can show your support for renewable energy by signing up to the Action for Renewables campaign.