United Kingdom: Government Approves 230 MW Offshore Wind Farm
Over the past few months the United Kingdom's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and its Secretary Chris Huhne have come under fire from the renewable energy sector. With questions and confusion surrounding the newly adopted feed-in tariff scheme, coupled with demands from Scotland that renewable energy funds it was promised have not been dispersed and that renewable energy development is progressing "unacceptably slow," Mr. Huhne has been busy putting out fires.
According to the Independent, the 77 turbine Humber Gateway offshore wind project is the first offshore wind farm to be approved by the government since 2008. When complete the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 150,000 homes.
“Offshore wind not only provides clean, green, secure energy, the investment that comes with it is great for the UK economy too," said Secretary Huhne.
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