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UK's biggest wind farm approved

The UK’s biggest wind farm to date has been given the go ahead by the Government.

The 400-turbine offshore wind project, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B, is around 130km off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

It will have a maximum capacity of 2400MW and will generate enough electricity to power almost two million homes once built.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said: “This is another great boost for Yorkshire and Humberside. This development has the potential to support hundreds of  green jobs and power up to 2 million homes.

“Making the most of Britain’s home grown energy is creating jobs and businesses in the UK, getting the best deal for consumers and reducing our reliance on foreign imports. Wind power is vital to this plan, with £14.5bn invested since 2010 into an industry which supports 35,400 jobs.”

Siemens and ABP announced a combined investment of £310M to develop new wind turbine production and installation facilities in Hull last year.

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