Offshore wind farms approved by government
Two wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 1GW have been approved by the government for construction off the Norfolk coast.
The move brings the total amount of wind power either operational or under construction in the UK to 6.6GW. The two farms at Race Bank and Dudgeon in the Greater Wash, which represent around £3billion of investment, could generate enough electricity to power around 730,000 homes.
Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy, said: "The UK is racing ahead of the global field and these two new offshore wind farms underline this momentum. These two projects will not only bring us considerable amounts of clean energy, but significant investment and jobs too."
An application for a third project at Docking Shoal, also off the Norfolk coast, was refused by the government due to the potential impact on seabirds in the area.
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