New Wind farms are go

Wind farms are something that are starting to be come a common site when driving around the UK. Many people like the idea but of course many don’t.

It’s becoming common to also see wind farms along our coastlines (few miles out) but as always you can’t please everyone. BBC news has reported about some new farms that should be showing up soon, taken from there site:

“Successful bids for nine new offshore wind farm zone licences within UK waters have been announced.

A consortium including Npower and Norway’s Statkraft won the licence for the biggest zone, in Dogger Bank, which could produce nine gigawatts of energy.

Turbines in the nine zones could generate up to 32 gigawatts of power, a quarter of the UK’s electricity needs.

The winners have signed exclusive agreements with the Crown Estate, which owns the UK seabed.”

Wind farms such as these don’t affect the public as such but one set of people are complaining such as sea anglers. Many of the fishermen have been commenting on how this could destroy the sea bed however people who work with the wind farms that are already around the UK have explained that they attract fish / plant life after a very short time.

The wind farms are good news for the UK and hopefully more of them can be built.

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 in Wind Power by JP No Comments

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