Climate Action

Wind turbine expansion outlined

(BBC news) All UK homes could be powered by offshore wind farms by 2020 as part of the fight against climate change.

  • 11 December 2007
  • Simione Talanoa

All UK homes could be powered by offshore wind farms by 2020 as part of the fight against climate change, under plans unveiled by John Hutton.

Up to 7,000 turbines, two per mile of coast, could be installed to boost wind produced energy 60-fold by 2020. The Business Secretary admitted it would change Britain's coastline, and mean higher electricity bills.

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Originally published 10 Dec 2007