The UK's first major offshore wind farm has now been launched. It's situated off the coast of North Wales in the Irish Sea, and is now harnessing some of the UK's massive sea wind resource. It is a big step toward the only energy of the future - clean, green, renewable energy.
The UK's first wind farm in the Irish Sea which will supply 50,000 homes with power.
When fully operational, the North Hoyle windfarm will be capable
of producing enough power for 50,000 homes. Thirty wind turbines
standing more than 40m high have been built four to five miles off
the coast. Its location is ideal with lots of wind, and most
importantly, an environmental impact assessment found there would
be no significant environmental effects.
Blair gives the thumbs up
In an address broadcast at the launch of the wind farm, Tony
Blair acknowledged the importance of the project:
"Rolling out this first large-scale offshore wind venture is a
highly significant step toward achieving Britain's renewables goal.
We are on our way to a future that can be transformed by the use of
clean forms of energy," he said.
The wind farm will supply electricity to Juice customers. Juice is clean, green,
electricity in the UK, and was developed through an unusual
partnership with npower the UK electricity supplier as a practical
solution to global warming.
The UK has one of the largest renewable energy resources in
Europe, so vast that it could provide all our electricity needs
many times over. Despite this resource, successive governments have
failed to harness even a tiny fraction of this potential and energy
policy continues to be based on outdated and dirty fossil fuels and
Hopefully this project will mark a turning point in the UK
energy policy towards more renewable energy and be an example to
other areas in Europe and elsewhere which could be harnessing the
clean power of the wind.
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