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Government puts up $733m to accelerate UK wind power

Despite being mired in Brexit negotiations, the UK government has spared a moment, to underwrite a massive half a billion pound check for renewable Wind Energy. It has pretty much been forced on the Government by multiple commercial climb-downs over Nuclear power, which is rapidly becoming uneconomic when compared to Gas turbines and Renewable energy. A statement out this week from Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said that £557 million ($733 million) is now pledged by the government to subsidize Wind contracts and to train staff, hoping to supply 60% of each project from UK skills. This is somewhat disturbing given that the strongest global players in supplying Wind Turbines are Danish, German-Spanish, American and Chinese – so…

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