UK gives go-ahead for 235 MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm

E.ON has been granted permission by the UK government to construct a 230 MW wind farm off the coast of Humberside.
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Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said: “Offshore wind not only provides clean, green, secure energy, the investment that comes with it is great for the UK economy too.
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“A new wind farm off the Humberside coast will be a further jobs and investment boost for the region, hot on the heels of Siemens’ announcement of plans to develop the Port of Hull.”
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The Humber Gateway wind farm will generate enough electricity to power up to around 150 000 homes.
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The announcement came as energy minister Charles Hendry co-chaired the Offshore Wind Developers Forum in London, where wind farm developers discussed how the Government’s proposals for reforming the electricity market can help remove barriers to investment.
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