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Go ahead for huge wind farms

12 Jul 13 The government has given planning permission for two wind power developments, one of which will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.

Triton Knoll will be built off the coast of Lincolnshire and Norfolk at a cost of £3.6bn. The developer is Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. There will be 288 turbines, standing 220m high. They are expected to generate 1200MW.

Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales will be built by Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned energy company. It is expected to cost £400m and will have 76 turbines. generating 228MW. It will be the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and England.

Energy secretary Ed Davey said: “These two projects will attract billions in investment into the UK, support hundreds of skilled green jobs in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and in the county boroughs of Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taf whilst providing homes with clean energy.

Last week the prime minister opened the London Array, the largest operating wind farm in the world.

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