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Published on : Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The world’s largest ever off-shore windfarm in the UK will be built off the Yorkshire coast. Green campaigners and politicians has welcomed the news of the gigantic Hornsea scheme which will be made up of more than 300 turbines and can generate ow carbon electricity to power some 1.8 million homes.
Friends of the Earth, the Greens and Labour all praised the move but urged the Government to continue to peruse a low carbon future.
The decision is hailed as a marker of the UK’s status as “a global leader in offshore wind”.
Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said that the industry has grown at an extraordinary rate over the last few years, and it should be a part of fundamental plans to create a clean, affordable, secure energy system.
Being a global leader in offshore wind, Britain is determined to be one of the leading destinations for investment in renewable energy. This will also augment jobs and economic growth right across the country.
Green party leader Natalie Bennett said the project demonstrated funds should be directed away from nuclear power to green energy. Labour shadow minister Barry Gardiner said cuts to subsidies may have discouraged some investment in green energy. He continued that it is crux for Britain to continue as an attractive destination for investment in clean energy.