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UK to build 7,000 wind turbines on coastline

We missed this one. And it’s pretty big.

John Hutton, energy secretary announced this in December.

“Under the current offshore wind farm programme about eight gigawatts (GW) are expected to be generated by 2016.

John Hutton’s new proposals allows for that figure to rise to 33GW. The government ultimately wants up to a third of Britain’s electricity to be generated from offshore wind power.

But this needs to be seen in the context of current performance. On current trends, it may be that the industry might not produce enough power to help meet the government target of 10% renewable energy by 2010.”

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