Monday, 18 December 2006

Thames offshore windfarms to go ahead...

You may well have heard in the news today that the Government has approved plans for two offshore windfarms in the Thames estuary, which it claims will produce "green" electricity for about a million homes. The larger of the two schemes - the London Array - which will have 341 turbines, and is set to cost £1.5 billion, will be the world's largest windfarm.

Unsurprisingly, there have been mixed responses to the proposals...

The BBC coverage of the story is here, and clicking on the logo will take you to the London Array website where you can find lots more information about the projects.

A Google search will also bring up lots of links to various websites. Lots of these sites make interesting reading - but it is always worth remembering that pretty much anyone can put pretty much anything on the internet... Read and absorb, but always with a critical eye!

  • What are the advantages of the planned schemes?
  • Why do you think some people might be concerned?
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK? (And would your opinion be the same if you lived near to the planned developments?)

Post your comments here, or "Have Your Say" on the BBC website!


Tony Cassidy said...

Nice blog, looking good. My students said I would be very happy about this going through! Will be an interesting project to follow.

samherrett said...

nice blog