Britain aims to export wind energy to Europe

18 Jun 2010
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Turbines shadows The British government has suggested that the UK could become a net exporter of wind energy.

According to energy secretary Chris Huhne, Britain could potentially produce enough wind to provide power for 33 million homes.

He said that since the UK only has 24 million homes, wind power opens up the possibility of the country becoming a net energy exporter once again.

"We are the leader in offshore wind and the cost of wind energy is coming down and down," Mr Huhne commented.

He described wind as a "phenomenal" resource that is a safe and secure form of energy.

Mr Huhne also suggested that embracing wind power would represent a significant boost to the UK economy, as lots of new jobs would be created in the renewable energy sector.

He added that a lot of the myths relating to the amount of noise created by wind turbines are not true, as they are actually very quiet.
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