World's biggest windfarm wins approval
The London Array offshore windfarm in the Thames Estuary has finally been given the go ahead.
Friends of the Earth is delighted that the scheme has been approved. It is a big step towards meeting the UK's renewable energy targets.
A greener future?
In March this year, Tony Blair and other EU leaders signed a landmark agreement to source 20% of Europe's total energy from renewables by 2020.
The London Array project will help the UK meet this target - by providing 1% of the country's electricity demand. We need more large scale renewable energy projects like this to help us tackle climate change.
London Array is good for the planet and good news for East Kent - the project will bring new jobs, new opportunities for regeneration and clean renewable power for the whole of the nation.
Gwyn Prosser MP, Labour, Dover and Deal
Gwyn Prossser MP and East Kent Friends of the Earth
image © Julia Perry
What are the benefits?
London Array - the vital statistics
The Array will:
- Consist of 270 turbines
- Be 12 miles off the coast
- Produce electricity for 750,000 homes - equivalent to a quarter of Greater London.
Friends of the Earth would like to thank all our supporters for their hard work in helping the campaign to make the London Array windfarm happen.
We could not have done it without you.
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