Wind Power continues to expand throughout the world, and yet another giant, "off shore" wind farm has been approved. Off shore projects are popular because there are no objects to disturb the wind flow over the ocean. There is a goal of generating 30% of Britains energy through wind by 2020. Throughout Europe experts confirm that economics will drive prices of energy upwards "in spite of temporary fluctuations" over the next 3, 5 10 to 30 years".
While Texas had been the world leader in Wind Turbine growth, this project will compete with Texas as the "leader" of wind energy production.
Reports from other nations, including India and China indicate expansion of wind industry. Tom Friedman author of several books has reported that even in Iraq, field military bases are using wind energy to save fuel and the lives lost of alternatively shipping fuel by trucks. This report from England has a huge impact on Great Britain.
Proposals for a 250-turbine wind farm off the coast of Wales dubbed the world's second largest have been approved.Npower Renewables' Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm, which will have generating capacity of 750 megawatts, received the go-ahead for construction off the North Wales coast from the Department for Energy and Climate Change.It will join three other smaller wind farms in the area to add up to a total generating capacity sufficient to power the equivalent of 680,000 homes.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said: "The North Wales coast is set to become a powerhouse for renewable energy. Gwynt y Mor will be the largest of four offshore wind farms which combined will have the potential to power the equivalent of around 680,000 homes with green electricity."
A spokesperson for the British Wind Energy Association said the "landmark project" took the total generation capacity for offshore projects with approval to 4.5 gigawatts.The Committee for Climate Change's report on Building a Low Carbon Economy, claimed that wind power should account for 30 per cent of the UK's energy production by 2020.