Saturday, September 25, 2010

Worlds Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens Off Kent ...

Hey, UK, welcome to the future - these days it's difficult for a tiny island nation like us to have the biggest or best of anything - after all, we're only little. So we should be very proud of this.

What a shame that less than 20% of the £900m investment in the project has gone to British firms. The 20% figure is at least better than the 10% reported by E.ON and its partners on the London Array scheme – another offshore windfarm – which will open in 2011, but is still an embarrassment to government.

The UK is currently 25th out of 27 in the EU League Table on renewable energy, and it seems even when we do something about it, we need to get our European neighbours to build it for us.