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World's Largest Off-Shore Wind Farm to Begin Generating Power in 2020

The United Kingdom’s new off-shore wind power facility brings the country closer to its goal of generating a third of its power from off-shore wind by 2030.
October 10, 2019, 5am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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The final turbine has been installed at the Hornsea One wind farm that will be the world’s largest when it goes into operation next year. "Located 120 kilometers (75 miles) off England's Yorkshire coast, Hornsea One will produce enough energy to supply 1 million UK homes with clean electricity when it is completed in 2020," Hannah Ziady writes for CNN. The project is part of a push to increase offshore energy production in the U.K. high enough to generate a third of the country's energy by 2030.

While Hornsea one will be the largest off-shore wind facility, new power is not limited to the United Kingdom by any means. "According to the IEA, electricity generation from wind grew by an estimated 12% in 2018," Ziady reports. The growth of wind power has even been seen in the United States, despite regulatory hurdles from the Trump administration.

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Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in CNN
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