The government has approved a plan to site one of the largest offshore windfarms in the UK off the Cumbrian coast at Duddon Sands (Walney Island). The developers Morecambe Wind say the turbines will power 372,000 homes.
Energy Secretary John Hutton has also approved updated plans for a separate 30 turbine windfarm near the island. He said: “These windfarms demonstrate our commitment to dramatically increase the amount of energy we generate from renewable sources, helping to cut the UK’s carbon emissions and secure our energy supplies.”.
Source: BBC News