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Energy Giants look at wind power again

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The UK Government’s decision to boost subsidies for offshore wind generation seems to have had the desired effect with new announcements of commercial investment breathing life back into what was a moribund industry.  Danish energy giant DONG Energy has said it will go ahead with a £1.2 billion wind farm of Cumbria and it is thought that DONG, along with Eon, will invest £2.5 billion in the London Array – the scheme to locate 175 turbines in the Thames Estuary -producing enough energy for 750,000 homes. Analysts also believe that Centrica, owner of British Gas, is now reconsidering three projects in the North Sea and added to this is the news that Scottish Power have said they aim to become global leaders in carbon capture technology after the Government announced up to four new demonstration projects that would produce energy from coal, capturing and burying harmful carbon dioxide emissions.

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