Britain's Wind Power Plans For The War On Global Warming
Britain's wind power revolution
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Britain is to embark on a wind power revolution that will produce enough electricity to power every home in the country, ministers will reveal tomorrow.
The Independent on Sunday has learnt that, in an astonishing U-turn, the Secretary of State for Business, John Hutton, will announce that he is opening up the seas around Britain to wind farms in the biggest ever renewable energy initiative.
Yesterday hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in 86 countries across the globe to demand urgent action from the Bali meeting. Several thousand campaigners marched in torrential rain through London to rally at the US embassy. Some posters carried a picture of President George Bush and the words "Wanted for crimes against the planet".
... announcement, which will be made at a conference in Berlin tomorrow, will identify sites in British waters for enough wind farms to produce 25 gigawatts (GW) of electricity by 2020, in addition to the 8GW already planned – enough to meet the needs of all the country's homes.
It means that within only eight years, Britain's offshore wind industry will be twice the size of that of any other nation in the world.
As an old Brit bulldog, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill once so famously said:"This England. This sceptered isle. This green and pleasant land."
But what about what the old boy didn't say?
Possibly, something such as .... set full square in the centre of a veritable surfeit of sustainable natural resources:sea and wind.
Yet it's taken until now for any of our leaders to latch on. Still, better late than never we suppose.
Read the rest of this environmental revolution report.
We wonder whether the wasters squatting in the White House are watching?
*(Cross posted at Appletree)