World’s largest offshore wind farm opens - 27 Sep 2010  
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On Friday, September 24, the 100-turbine Thanet Offshore Wind Farm was inaugurated in the North Sea waters near Kent county, United Kingdom. The £780million project, constructed by Swedish energy company Vattenfall, can supply electricity to over 200,000 homes per year and now contributes a total wind turbine capacity in the United Kingdom that is sufficient to power every home in Scotland.

Referring to the country’s potential to access bountiful wind and tidal power, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne stated at the opening ceremony, “We’re in a unique position to become a world leader in this industry. We are an island nation and I firmly believe we should be harnessing our wind, wave and tidal resources to the maximum.”

Bravo for your laudable green achievement, Secretary Huhne and Great Britain! May more and more nations across the world similarly develop such sustainable eco-solutions for a cleaner and cooler planet.