Energy, Renewable

UK Unveils Clean Energy Projects to Produce 4.5 GW

The United Kingdom has unveiled eight renewable energy projects that it will add up to 4.5 GW of renewable energy to the country’s energy mix.
The projected three biomass plants and five offshore wind farms will help create 8,500 new jobs and will cost around US$ 20 billion.
The three biomass projects are Drax Unit 1 in North Yorkshire, Lynemouth power station in Northumberland and Teesside Renewable Energy Plant, a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant.
The five offshore wind farms are the Beatrice offshore wind farm (northeast Scotland), the Burbo Bank extension (Liverpool), the 402 MW Dudgeon wind farm (off the coast of Norfolk), the 1.2 GW Hornsea 1 wind farm (North Sea off the Yorkshire coast), and an extension to Walney wind farm (off the coast of Cumbria).
British government officials say these projects will provide cleaner and more secure energy at an affordable price. They will also stimulate investment in low carbon energy.

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