In recent years, every country is making efforts to use renewable energy for various purposes. Encouraging news regarding this is the generation of electricity from wind energy overtaking the electricity generation by coal.
Let’s take a look how it was made possible and what impact it has made on the economy?
According to the estimates made up by the analysts, the wind energy led to a generation of 12% electricity in 2016; whereas the generation of electricity from coal was dropped down to 9.2% from 22.6% in 2015 as three coal energy stations were closed in last year. The electricity generated from wind power was 11.5% in 2016.
The Ministers have committed to discontinue the coal power by 2025 to meet the carbon targets, but are expecting the final unit to shut within next 5 years since coal is considered as uneconomic by environmental policies.
The enormous decrease in coal energy since last year made records, which include days with no coal power at all and across 6 months, solar power generated more electricity.
Even 2016 saw a significant rise in renewable power, especially, Christmas Day made a record in terms of quantity of electricity supplied by biomass power plants and wind farms.
Dounreay Trì, the Scottish company, declared that it granted the construction tender to Global Energy Group for a revolutionary pair of wind turbines in Scotland, off the coast of Dounreay.
What do you think about this revolutionary achievement? Shouldn’t other economies make efforts to do the same? Feel free to share your thoughts.