Posts Tagged 'Wind farms'

SERIOUS MONDAY: WIND FARMS UNDER THREAT

 

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Plans for new wind farms to help the UK to meet its renewable energy targets are under threat because of the credit crunch.

Centrica, which owns British Gas, said it is now looking again at proposals for three new farms which it had planned in addition to those off the east coast of England which are due to be in full production by the end of this year.

At the moment, a wind farm can cost up to £3 billion per gigawatt of capacity to build – compared with a gas-fired power station at only £600 million and the cost of a wind farm is even more per gigawatt than a nuclear plant.

Susan

DAILY GREEN JOKE – MONDAY 17/12/07

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.  Senior Tory Alan Duncan backed the plans, adding: “We’re an island nation. There’s a lot of wind around.”

Indeed.

DAILY GREEN JOKE – THURSDAY 13/09/07

The government are said to be wasting millions on building wind farms in places there’s no wind.  Why not just build one slap bang in the middle of the House of Commons?