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Britain gives consent for two offshore wind farms

By Reuters

LONDON – Britain has approved the development of East Anglia One and East Anglia Two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 1.7 gigawatts, located in Southwold off the coast of Suffolk in the North Sea, Britain’s planning inspectorate said.

Britain has a target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, requiring a huge increase in the amount of renewable power.

The two wind farms are scheduled to be developed by ScottishPower Renewables .

The East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm application was for up to 67 turbines, generators and associated infrastructure, with an installed capacity of up to 800MW, the inspectorate said in a statement.

The application for the East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm consisting of up to 75 turbines, generators and associated infrastructure, with an installed capacity of up to 900MW.