People wanting to switch gas and electricity supplier could be offered a greener alternative as plans have been approved to step up offshore wind farm development.
Wind turbines are set to be one of the main ways in which the UK will satisfy its green obligations and a new report from National Grid dismissing fears that questions of reliability will generate a need for more coal-fired power stations has added momentum to the renewable drive.
Plans are also underway to move offshore turbines within 12.5 miles of the coast as £15 billion is already being earmarked to link wind farms to the onshore grid.
Maria McCaffery, chief executive at the British Wind and Energy Association, told Reuters: "We can build in waters nearer to the shore. That's extremely important for us. The further out and the deeper the water, it is more expensive and difficult for us to build."
Offshore wind farms have proven much less controversial than onshore turbines as they are generally out of sight and have a minimal effect on the environment.
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