Green Hero of the Week: The London Array

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05/14/2009 3:49 PM |

60ee/1242319713-wind-farm-001.jpgPlans are in motion, reports the Guardian, for “The world’s largest offshore wind farm… to be built in the Thames estuary… The London Array will be built 12 miles off the Kent and Essex coasts, with the first phase using 175 turbines, each the height of the tower housing Big Ben. Once complete, it could generate enough electricity to power a quarter of the homes in Greater London.”

The worsening economic had put the project in doubt, but government incentives convinced backers that the wind farm — first, one hopes and some plan, of many —