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This Just In: Wind Could Fuel Britain's Homes by 2020

This Just In: Wind Could Fuel Britain's Homes by 2020

England Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government is unveiling a proposal to build 7,000 new wind turbines off the country's coast by the year 2020. This number of wind turbines would produce 22 gigawatts, which is enough to power all of England's homes. John Hutton, the Secretary of State for Business, will make the announcement, which is backed by both the Labourites and Conservatives, at a conference in Berlin.

Britain currently has enough offshore wind turbines to produce 2 gigawatts of electricity, which is enough to power approximately 1.5 million homes. The plan to extend wind power is part of the European Union's target goal of producing 20 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2020. This move has been supported by environmentalists and energy experts alike. Since the production of petroleum is becoming increasingly costly and harmful, solutions like this are worthy of praise.


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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
we have these near my house..
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
We should be doing this...
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
Only 20% by the year 2020? I'm sorry, but it needs to be more than that. way more.
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 9 years
What a good idea.. this side of the pond could use that kind of thinking :)
joannakm joannakm 9 years
so wonderful...i wish the u.s. would follow the rest of the world's lead!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
That's awesome news! Wind power is a great source of energy, and our city is SO windy we should be doing the same! It would not only save our pockets, but it would save the environment too!
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