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Monday, July 14, 2003

:: UK makes huge investment in wind energy ::
The UK government is issuing a new round of licences for off-shore wind turbines.

These wind turbines will produce 5% of the UK's electricity and be built on the North West coast, the Wash + the Thames Estuary .

The government's Energy White Paper published earlier this year set a target for 10% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2010 so this announcement is an important step in the right direction.

Not surprisingly, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace + The British Wind Energy Association are all extremely pleased with this development, although wildlife experts and the Ministry of Defence have expressed concerns which still need to be addressed.

Visit the Ecotricity or National Wind Power websites if you would like to find out more about wind power.