Offshore wind farm opens

Chris Huhne attended the opening of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, off the Kent coast, has 100 turbines and will generate electricity equivalent...

 

 

...to the annual consumption of over 200,000 British households.

 

Chris Huhne said,



"I’m pleased that we’ve reached the point where 5GW of our energy comes from onshore and offshore wind – that’s enough electricity to power all the homes in Scotland. Getting these massive structures out here into the sea is a tremendous feat of engineering and I applaud all involved with this awesome achievement."We are in a unique position to become a world leader in this industry. We are an island nation and I firmly believe we should be harnessing our wind, wave and tidal resources to the maximum."

 I know that there is still more to do to bring forward the large sums of investment we want to see in low-carbon energy in the UK, and we as Government are committed to playing our part."

 

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