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Britain opens world’s second-largest offshore wind farm

LONDON,  (Reuters) – The world’s second-largest offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough electricity to power over half a million homes, was opened officially off England’s east coast yesterday.
Energy and Business Minister Michael Fallon opened the 500 megawatt Greater Gabbard wind farm off the Suffolk coast, a 1.3 billion pound ($2 billion) project that is a 50-50 joint venture between SSE Plc and RWE Innogy.
Britain is banking on offshore wind technology to help it reach legally binding targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions. It aims to develop 18 gigawatts of power from wind by 2020. The addition of Greater Gabbard pushes the total so far to about 3.6 GW, according to RenewableUK.

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