UK Wind Industry Lowers Carbon Savings Claims
The wind industry trade group had suggested that turbines save 860g of carbon dioxide for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of power generated, compared to conventional power stations.
But the ASA said that the figure is closer to 430g, considering that when gas is cheaper – as it was last year – more power stations use it, bringing the savings closer to 400g (vs. the 860g of coal-fired stations).
The comparison, they said, should reflect whichever power plants would be replaced by the wind turbines over the course of a year.
Still, the figure provided by the ASA is “on the conservative side,” said a BWEA spokesman, and will be revisited in the New Year.
Energy Manager News
- Energy Manager Today Product & Project of the Year Award Winners Announced
- Mobility, The IoT Gradually Transform HVAC
- Bill Gates-Led Group, India Establishing Energy Funds
- CMU Energy Efficiency Efforts Save $10M in 7 Years
- Microgrids, Now Mainstream, Continue to Advance
- Developing Economies Increasing their Share of Renewable Capacity
- LG Chem In Big German Battery Project
- ERC: Electricity Price Trends for the Week Ending Nov. 20