UK Signs Off On 2 Massive North Sea Wind Farms

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The U.K. government on Friday approved two offshore wind farms, which together are good for more than 1,000 megawatts and represent £3 billion ($4.7 billion) in investments, continuing its push to cash in on rich wind reserves off the islands' coasts.

Between them, the 560-MW Dudgeon farm and 580-MW Race Bank project will generate enough power to power 730,000 households, according to the U.K.'s Department of Energy and Climate Change. Both farms will be off the Norfolk Coast in the North Sea.

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