Why donít we put all the wind turbines out to sea?
We will need a mix of both onshore and offshore wind energy to meet the UKís challenging targets on climate change. By 2012, emissions must be reduced to 12.5% below the levels set in 1990. At present, onshore farms are more economical to develop; offshore wind farms take longer to build because the sea is inherently a more hostile environment. If offshore farms were the only form of wind generation it would make meeting our renewable energy targets very difficult.
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