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Pylon competition shortlist revealed by energy secretary

A shortlist of six pylons has been revealed today by energy secretary Chris Huhne which, if selected, could be used across the country.

The competition, being run by the Royal Institute of British Architects for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and National Grid, is calling for a new design of pylon which has barely changed since the 1920s.

Huhne said that by 2050 the equivalent of 50 new nuclear power stations or 20,000 onshore wind turbines will be required to meet the UK’s energy needs.

As result, many more electricity pylons will be needed across the country.


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  • good to see every design has considered future maintenance painting, oh hang on...

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