Britain Gets Wind (Powered)
From The Guardian today comes word that British Energy Secretary John Hutton has stated every UK home could be supplied by wind power alone by 2020 by making full use of its wind-swept seas.
Britain has some of the best wind conditions for generating carbon-free electricity in the world but high construction costs and a sluggish planning process has curbed growth. Putting turbines offshore would reduce their visual impact and ease their acceptance.
And cost more. We’ll see.