East Yorks wind farms get go-ahead

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Published: Wednesday 10th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A huge offshore wind project which will produce enough electricity to power 800,000 homes, has been given the green light by the Government.

The Hornsea Project One scheme will be made up of three wind farms, totalling between 150 and 332 wind turbines, in an area some 64 miles off the East Yorkshire coast.

Ministers said the project will support up to 2,500 local jobs and bring millions of pounds into the UK economy.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: “With around 2,500 local green jobs on the horizon, this is another great boost for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

“Making the most of Britain’s home grown energy is crucial to creating job and business opportunities in the UK, getting the best deal for consumers and reducing our reliance on foreign imports.”

Hornsea Project One, a joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures GmBH, and Dong Energy, and is one of eight renewable energy schemes awarded early contracts under a new scheme for green energy subsidies.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Wednesday 10th December 2014 by The News Editor

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  • Steve Spruce

    it’s a shame the same sort of investment isn’t given to tidal power, its guaranteed every day not just when the wind blows ( it’s also not an eyesore)

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