UK approves offshore wind turbines

Other News Materials 10 December 2007 03:47 (UTC +04:00)

The British Government has approved thousands of offshore wind turbines.

Cabinet minister and business secretary John Hutton says he wants offshore windmills to power all British homes by the year 2020, so the British coastline will be opened up to thousands more of the massive wind turbines.

The UK is aiming for 20 per cent of its power to come from renewables by that time.

He says it is going to change the coastline, and that there is no way of making that shift to a low carbon technology without there being change and without that change being visible and evident to people.

The Conservative Opposition say it is better the windmills are out at sea rather than on land close to the coastline.