In line with the blog from last Friday which emphasised the point that oil prices will not adversely impact wind energy projects in the UK, an independent report by Cambridge Econometrics has gone further in stressing the importance of wind energy.

Previously, RenewableUK spokesperson Rob Norris explained that the fast changing and unpredictable price of oil is one reason why investing in renewable energy is a sensible approach.

Researcher from Cambridge Econometrics, Sophie Billington, has further argued that tapping into the potential of wind power would reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels and ensure we have access to a rich energy mix.

Having a short-sighted approach to the energy dilemma will mean the UK becomes increasingly dependent on imported fuel and will also mean we are at risk of not achieving our legally binding climate change targets.