Britain plans to generate enough electricity through offshore wind farms to power every home in the country by 2020.
Business secretary John Hutton says the government plans to reach the target through a fourfold increase in the amount of space off Britain's coast allocated for wind farms. Hutton acknowledges that the move will change Britain's coasts.
But he says the need for energy self-sufficiency leaves no choice.
But its says a shortage of turbines will make it difficult to raise Britain's wind power production to 33 gigawatts by 2020 from the current level of half a gigawatt. . . . more