Yorkshire embraces wind power

09 Jul 2010
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A £400 million wind power complex is set to be built in Yorkshire.

The proposals were unveiled by Able UK, which says that 20,000 jobs could be created in total under the renewable energy plan, including those formed by the improved economy in the area.

Under the scheme, a mile-long quay would be built at Able Humber Port and the River Humber's south bank would become a renewable energy site.

Planners and local councils are supporting the scheme, which would also include a biomass power station said to generate enough electricity for half a million homes.

Founder and executive chairman of Able Peter Stephenson told the Yorkshire Post that the plans would "transform the economy of the area for decades to come".

Initially set up in 1966, Able UK is a privately owned firm that runs several sites along river banks in Humber and Tees.

The company has "respecting the natural environment" listed among its key concerns.

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