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Wind power in the United Kingdom

Index Wind power in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is one of the best locations for wind power in the world and is considered to be the best in Europe. [1]

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Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm

Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm located around 3 kilometres off the east coast of Aberdeenshire, in the North Sea, Scotland.

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Abington, South Lanarkshire

Abington is a village in the Scottish council region of South Lanarkshire, close to the M74 motorway, marking the point where it changes name to the A74(M), following the upgrade of the former A74 road.

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Arecleoch Wind Farm

Arecleoch Wind Farm is a 60 turbine wind farm in South Ayrshire, Scotland with a total capacity of 120 megawatts (MW), enough to power over 67,000 homes.

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Atlantic Array

Atlantic Array was a proposed offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel, off the coast of North Devon and South Wales, United Kingdom.

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Électricité de France

Électricité de France S.A. (EDF; Electricity of France) is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state.

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Ørsted (company)

Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy) is a power company based in Fredericia, Denmark.

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Barrow Offshore Wind Farm

The Barrow Offshore Wind Farm is a 30 turbine 90MW capacity offshore wind farm in the East Irish Sea approximately south west of Walney Island, near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.

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Baywind Energy Co-operative

Baywind Energy Co-operative was the first co-operative to own wind turbines in the United Kingdom.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Beatrice Wind Farm

The Beatrice Wind Farm now known as Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project, is a wind farm close to the Beatrice oil field in the Moray Firth, part of the North Sea off the north east coast of Scotland.

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Billingham

Billingham is a town in County Durham, England, with a population of 35,165 according to the 2011 Census.

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Biofuels by region

The use of biofuels varies by region and with increasing oil prices there is a renewed interest in it as an energy source.

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Biomass

Biomass is an industry term for getting energy by burning wood, and other organic matter.

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Black Law Wind Farm

The 88-turbine Black Law Wind Farm has a total capacity of 188 megawatts (MW).

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Blyth Offshore Wind Farm

Blyth Offshore Wind Farm is a small coastal wind farm located off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, England.

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Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm

The Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm is a 348 MW offshore wind farm located on the Burbo Flats in Liverpool Bay on the west coast of the UK in the Irish Sea.

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Campbeltown Airport

Campbeltown Airport (Port-adhair Cheann Loch Chille Chiarain) is located at Machrihanish, west of Campbeltown, near the tip of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll and Bute on the west coast of Scotland.

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Carno wind farm

Carno is a wind farm of 68 turbines which started operation in October 1996.

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Cefn Croes Wind Farm

Cefn Croes is a wind farm in Ceredigion, Wales.

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Celtic Array

The Celtic Array was a proposed UK round 3 offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea south east of the Isle of Man.

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Centrica

Centrica plc is a British multinational energy and services company with its headquarters in Windsor, Berkshire.

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Ceredigion

Ceredigion is a county in the Mid Wales area of Wales and previously was a minor kingdom.

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Clyde Wind Farm

The Clyde Wind Farm is a 350 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Abington in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change is an independent non-departmental public body, formed under the Climate Change Act (2008) to advise the UK and devolved Governments and Parliaments on tackling and preparing for climate change.

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Community wind energy

Community wind projects are locally owned by farmers, investors, businesses, schools, utilities, or other public or private entities who utilize wind energy to support and reduce energy costs to the local community.

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Contract for difference

In finance, a contract for difference (CFD) is a contract between two parties, typically described as "buyer" and "seller", stipulating that the seller will pay to the buyer the difference between the current value of an asset and its value at contract time (if the difference is negative, then the buyer pays instead to the seller).

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Cost of electricity by source

In electrical power generation, the distinct ways of generating electricity incur significantly different costs.

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County Fermanagh

County Fermanagh is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of the six counties of Northern Ireland.

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Crown Estate

The Crown Estate is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch as a corporation sole, making it the "Sovereign's public estate", which is neither government property nor part of the monarch's private estate.

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Crystal Rig Wind Farm

Crystal Rig Wind Farm is an operational onshore wind farm located on the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland.

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David Cameron

David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.

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David King (chemist)

Sir David Anthony King, FRS HonFREng (born 12 August 1939) is an Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and a senior scientific adviser to UBS.

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Delabole

Delabole (Delyow Boll) is a large village in north Cornwall, England, UK.

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Delabole wind farm

The Delabole wind farm was the first commercial onshore wind farm built in the United Kingdom, in November 1991.

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Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was a British government department created on 3 October 2008, by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take over some of the functions related to energy of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and those relating to climate change of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Department of Trade and Industry (United Kingdom)

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was a United Kingdom government department formed on 19 October 1970.

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Dogger Bank

Dogger Bank (Dutch: Doggersbank, German: Doggerbank, Danish: Doggerbanke) is a large sandbank in a shallow area of the North Sea about off the east coast of England.

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Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a proposed offshore wind farm to be located between 125 to 290 kilometres (78 to 180 mi) off the east coast of Yorkshire, in the North Sea, England.

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Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm 32 km north of Cromer off the coast of Norfolk, in the North Sea, England.

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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries an Gallowa, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland and is located in the western Southern Uplands.

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E.ON

E.ON SE (marketed with an interpunct as E·ON) is a European holding company based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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E.ON UK

E.ON UK is an English energy company and a subsidiary of the German company E.ON, the world's largest investor-owned power and gas company.

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East Anglia Array

The East Anglia Array is a proposed series of offshore wind farms to be located around 30 miles off the east coast of East Anglia, in the North Sea, England.

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East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire (Aest Renfrewshire, Siorrachd Rinn Friù an Ear) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland.

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Ecotricity

Ecotricity is an energy company based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England specialising in selling green energy to consumers that it primarily generates from its 87.2 megawatt wind power portfoliothe company prefers the term windmill rather than wind turbine.

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Eddie O'Connor (businessman)

Eddie O'Connor is an Irish businessman, who is co-founder and chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Power, a renewable energy group.

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EDP Renováveis

EDP Renováveis (EDP Renewables, EDPR) is a leading renewable energy company registered in Oviedo and headquartered in Madrid that designs, develops, manages and operates power plants that generate electricity using renewable energy sources.

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Electric power

Electric power is the rate, per unit time, at which electrical energy is transferred by an electric circuit.

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Electric utility

An electric utility is a company in the electric power industry (often a public utility) that engages in electricity generation and distribution of electricity for sale generally in a regulated market.

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Electricity Act 1989

The Electricity Act 1989 provided for the privatisation of the electricity supply industry in Great Britain, replacing the Central Electricity Generating Board in England and Wales and in Scotland by the South of Scotland Electricity Board and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board.

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Eneco

Eneco, the trading name of Eneco Holding N.V., is one of the largest producers and suppliers of natural gas, electricity and heat in the Netherlands, serving more than 2 million business and residential customers.

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Enercon

Enercon GmbH, based in Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, is the fourth-largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world and has been the market leader in Germany since the mid-nineties.

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Enercon E-126

The Enercon E-126 is an onshore wind turbine model manufactured by the German company Enercon.

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Energy in the United Kingdom

Energy use in the United Kingdom stood at 2,249 TWh (193.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent) in 2014.

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Energy policy of the United Kingdom

The current energy policy of the United Kingdom is set out in the Energy White Paper of May 2007 and Low Carbon Transition Plan of July 2009, building on previous work including the 2003 Energy White Paper and the Energy Review Report in 2006.

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English Channel

The English Channel (la Manche, "The Sleeve"; Ärmelkanal, "Sleeve Channel"; Mor Breizh, "Sea of Brittany"; Mor Bretannek, "Sea of Brittany"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France and links the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Environmental impact assessment

Environmental assessment (EA) is the assessment of the environmental consequences (positive and negative) of a plan, policy, program, or actual projects prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action.

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Environmental impact of wind power

The environmental impact of wind power when compared to the environmental impacts of fossil fuels, is relatively minor.

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Equinor

Equinor ASA (formerly Statoil and StatoilHydro) is a Norwegian multinational energy company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway.

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Europe

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Exclusive economic zone

An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a sea zone prescribed by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources, including energy production from water and wind.

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Farr Wind Farm

Farr Wind Farm is located some 10 miles south of Inverness in Scotland, to the south-east of the Farr area, and to the west of the A9 road.

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Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is a Japanese-owned (since 2015), English-language international daily newspaper headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.

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Firth of Forth

The Firth of Forth (Linne Foirthe) is the estuary (firth) of several Scottish rivers including the River Forth.

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Floating wind turbine

A floating wind turbine is an offshore wind turbine mounted on a floating structure that allows the turbine to generate electricity in water depths where fixed-foundation turbines are not feasible.

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Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation is a multinational engineering and construction firm headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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Forewind

Forewind Limited (Forewind) is a consortium comprising four leading international energy companies - SSE (Scottish and Southern), RWE, Statoil and Statkraft - which joined forces to bid for a Zone Development Agreement as part of The Crown Estate’s third licence round for UK offshore wind farms (Round 3).

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Fred. Olsen & Co.

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Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) is an international network of environmental organizations in 74 countries.

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Fuel poverty

A household is said to be in fuel poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm at a reasonable cost, given their income.

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Geothermal power in the United Kingdom

The potential for exploiting geothermal energy in the United Kingdom on a commercial basis was initially examined by the Department of Energy in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.

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Good Energy

Good Energy is a British energy company based in Chippenham, Wiltshire that generates and purchases renewable electricity, and supplies electricity and gas to homes and businesses throughout the UK.

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Greater Gabbard wind farm

Greater Gabbard is a 504 MW wind farm on sandbanks off the coast of Suffolk in England at a cost of £1.5 billion.

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Green electricity in the United Kingdom

Green electricity in the United Kingdom.

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Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy

Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy is a 2007 book by Australian academic Mark Diesendorf.

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Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm

Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm is a 172 MW wind farm about off the Clacton-on-Sea coast in the Northern Thames Estuary.

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Gwynt y Môr

Gwynt y Môr (English: Sea Wind) is a 576-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located off the coast of North Wales and is the second largest operating offshore windfarm in the world.

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Hadyard Hill Wind Farm

Hadyard Hill Wind Farm is located in Carrick district of South Ayrshire.

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Haverton Hill

Haverton Hill is an area within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of County Durham, England.

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Highland

Highlands or uplands are any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau.

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Highland (council area)

Highland (A' Ghàidhealtachd;, Heilan) is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom.

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Hornsea Wind Farm

Hornsea Wind Farm is a Round 3 wind farm under construction in the North Sea off the coast of England.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Humber Gateway Wind Farm

Humber Gateway Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm 8 km east of Spurn Point off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, in the North Sea, England; the wind farm is located in water depths around and covers an area of approximately.

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Hydroelectricity in the United Kingdom

As of 2012, hydroelectric power stations in the United Kingdom accounted for 1.65 GW of installed electrical generating capacity, being 1.8% of the UK's total generating capacity and 18% of UK's renewable energy generating capacity.

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Hywind Scotland

Hywind Scotland is the world's first commercial wind farm using floating wind turbines, situated off Peterhead, Scotland.

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Inchcape

Inchcape or the Bell Rock is a reef about off the east coast of Angus, Scotland, near Dundee and Fife, occupied by the Bell Rock Lighthouse.

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Innogy

Innogy SE is an energy company based in Essen, Germany.

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Irish Sea

The Irish Sea (Muir Éireann / An Mhuir Mheann, Y Keayn Yernagh, Erse Sea, Muir Èireann, Ulster-Scots: Airish Sea, Môr Iwerddon) separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain; linked to the Celtic Sea in the south by St George's Channel, and to the Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland in the north by the Straits of Moyle.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IOW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England.

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James Blyth (engineer)

Professor James Blyth MA, LLD, FRSE FRSSA (4 April 1839 – 15 May 1906) was a Scottish electrical engineer and academic at Anderson's College, now the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.

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John Brown & Company

John Brown and Company of Clydebank was a British marine engineering and shipbuilding firm.

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Kent

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm

The Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm is a wind farm located off the coast of Kent, England on a large, flat and shallow plateau just outside the main Thames shipping lanes.

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Lancashire

Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.

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Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in east central England.

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Lincs Wind Farm

The Lincs Wind Farm is a 270 MW offshore wind farm off Skegness on the east coast of England.

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List of countries by electricity production from renewable sources

This article is a list of countries by electricity generation from renewable sources every year.

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List of renewable energy topics by country

This is a list of renewable energy topics by country.

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List of Special Protection Areas in Scotland

List of Special Protection Areas in Scotland is a list of Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in Scotland.

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List of wind turbine manufacturers

This is a list of notable wind turbine manufacturers and businesses that manufacture major wind turbine components.

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Lists of offshore wind farms by country

Lists of offshore wind farms by country include.

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Lists of offshore wind farms by water area

Lists of offshore wind farms by water area include.

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Lists of wind farms by country

Lists of wind farms by country include.

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Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm

The Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm is located west of Lydd on Romney Marsh.

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Liverpool Bay

Liverpool Bay is a bay of the Irish Sea between northeast Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside to the east of the Irish Sea.

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London Array

The London Array is a 175 turbine 630 MW Round 2 offshore wind farm located 20 km off the Kent coast in the outer Thames Estuary in the United Kingdom.

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Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farms

The Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms are a pair of round 1 wind farms located in the North Sea, in the shallow waters at the entrance to The Wash off the coast of Lincolnshire, England.

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Marykirk

Marykirk (Obar Luathnait) is a village in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, next to the border with Angus at the River North Esk.

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Methil Offshore Wind Farm

Methil Offshore Wind Farm is a demonstrator site for experimental offshore wind turbines at Fife Energy Park off the coast of Methil, Fife in Scotland.

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Moray

Moray (Moireibh or Moireabh, Moravia, Mýræfi) is one of the 32 Local Government council areas of Scotland.

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Moray Firth

The Moray Firth (Scottish Gaelic: An Cuan Moireach, Linne Mhoireibh or Caolas Mhoireibh) is a roughly triangular inlet (or firth) of the North Sea, north and east of Inverness, which is in the Highland council area of north of Scotland.

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Mott MacDonald

The Mott MacDonald Group is a consultancy with headquarters in the United Kingdom.

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National Grid (Great Britain)

The National Grid is the high-voltage electric power transmission network in Great Britain, connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring that electricity generated anywhere in GB (England, Scotland and Wales) can be used to satisfy demand elsewhere.

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Navitus Bay wind farm

Navitus Bay Wind Park was a proposed 970 MW Round 3 offshore wind farm, to be situated off the English coast approximately 10 km south of Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

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Neart Na Gaoithe

Neart Na Gaoithe ("strength of the wind" in Gaelic) is a proposed £1.4bn offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 450 MW in the outer Firth of Forth, 30 km north of Torness.

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Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot) is a county borough and one of the unitary authority areas of Wales.

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Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation

The Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation (NFFO) refers to a collection of orders requiring the electricity Distribution Network Operators in England and Wales to purchase electricity from the nuclear power and renewable energy sectors.

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Normal distribution

In probability theory, the normal (or Gaussian or Gauss or Laplace–Gauss) distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution.

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North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm

North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm is Wales' first offshore wind farm, and the UK's first major offshore renewable power project.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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Npower (United Kingdom)

Npower Limited (trading as npower) is an electricity generator and supplier of gas and electricity to homes and businesses which is based in the United Kingdom, formerly known as Innogy plc.

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Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd.

Offshore Structures (Britain) Ltd. is a marine offshore structure foundation manufacture based at Haverton Hill near Billingham on the north bank of the River Tees.

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Offshore wind power

Offshore wind power or offshore wind energy is the use of wind farms constructed in bodies of water, usually in the ocean on the continental shelf, to harvest wind energy to generate electricity.

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Orkney

Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.

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Ormonde Wind Farm

The Ormonde Wind Farm is a wind farm west of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.

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Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan Siar or Na h-Eileanan an Iar), Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Isle or the Long Island (An t-Eilean Fada), is an island chain off the west coast of mainland Scotland.

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Peaking power plant

Peaking power plants, also known as peaker plants, and occasionally just "peakers", are power plants that generally run only when there is a high demand, known as peak demand, for electricity.

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Pen y Cymoedd

Pen y Cymoedd ("Head of the Valleys") is a wind farm located between Neath and Aberdare in south Wales.

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Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross (Pairth an Kinross, Peairt agus Ceann Rois) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and a Lieutenancy Area.

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Peterhead

Peterhead (Ceann Phàdraig, Peterheid) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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Planning permission

Planning permission or developmental approval refers to the approval needed for construction or expansion (including significant renovation) in some jurisdictions.

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Port of Hull

The Port of Hull is a port at the confluence of the River Hull and the Humber Estuary in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Powys

Powys is a principal area, a county and one of the preserved counties of Wales.

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Race Bank wind farm

Race Bank Wind Farm is a 573 MW Round 2 offshore wind farm located 27 km north of Blakeney Point off the coast of Norfolk, and 28 km east of Chapel St Leonards off the Lincolnshire coast in the North Sea.

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Radar

Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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Rampion Wind Farm

Rampion is an offshore wind farm development by E.ON, off the Sussex coast in the UK.

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REG WindPower

REG WindPower is a renewable energy company, in the United Kingdom.

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Renewable Electricity and the Grid

Renewable Electricity and the Grid: The Challenge of Variability is a 2007 book edited by Godfrey Boyle which examines the significance of the issue of variability of renewable energy supplies in the electricity grid.

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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Renewable Energy Directive 2009

The Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC is a European Union directive which mandates levels of renewable energy use within the European Union.

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Renewable energy in Scotland

The production of renewable energy in Scotland is an issue that has come to the fore in technical, economic, and political terms during the opening years of the 21st century.

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Renewable energy in the European Union

The share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy continued rising to reach 17% in the European Union in 2016, a doubling of the share attained in 2004 at just 8.5%.

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Renewable energy in the United Kingdom

Renewable energy in the United Kingdom can be divided into the generation of renewable electricity, the generation of renewable heat and renewable energy use in the transport sector.

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Renewable fuels

Renewable fuels are fuels produced from renewable resources.

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Renewable heat

Renewable heat is an application of renewable energy and it refers to the renewable generation of heat, rather than electrical power (e.g. replacing a fossil fuel boiler using concentrating solar thermal to feed radiators).

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Renewables Obligation (United Kingdom)

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is designed to encourage generation of electricity from eligible renewable sources in the United Kingdom.

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RenewableUK

RenewableUK, formerly known as the 'British Wind Energy Association' (BWEA), is the trade association for wind power, wave power and tidal power industries in the United Kingdom.

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Repsol

Repsol S.A., El Nuevo Herald, 2012-05-31Originally an initialism for Refinería de Petróleos de Escombreras adding the word Sol (Sun) is an integrated global energy company based in Madrid, Spain.

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Rhyl Flats

Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm is a 25 turbine wind farm approximately 8 km north east of Llandudno in North Wales.

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Robin Rigg Wind Farm

Robin Rigg Wind Farm, Scotland's first offshore wind farm, was constructed by E.ON at Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth, a sandbank midway between the Galloway and Cumbrian coasts.

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Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is the UK’s national academy of engineering.

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders (The Mairches, "The Marches"; Scottish Gaelic: Crìochan na h-Alba) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland.

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Scottish Government

The Scottish Government (Riaghaltas na h-Alba; Scots Govrenment) is the executive of the devolved Scottish Parliament.

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Scottish Power

ScottishPower Ltd. is a vertically integrated energy company with its headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Scout Moor Wind Farm

Scout Moor Wind Farm is the second largest onshore wind farm in England.

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Scroby Sands Wind Farm

The Scroby Sands Wind Farm is a wind farm located on the Scroby Sands sandbank in the North Sea, off the coast of Great Yarmouth in eastern England, United Kingdom.

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Sea breeze

A sea breeze or onshore breeze is any wind that blows from a large body of water toward or onto a landmass; it develops due to differences in air pressure created by the differing heat capacities of water and dry land.

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Shell Flat

The Shell Flat Sandbank was the site of a proposed Cirrus Shell Flat Array offshore wind farm in Lancashire, England.

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Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm

Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is a Round 2 wind farm in North Sea off the coast of Norfolk.

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Shetland

Shetland (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies northeast of Great Britain.

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Siemens

Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe with branch offices abroad.

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Slieve Rushen Wind Farm

Slieve Rushen Wind Farm is an 18 turbine wind farm in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland with a total capacity of 54 MW, enough to power over 30,000 homes.

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Smart grid

A smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficient resources.

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Solar power in the United Kingdom

Solar power represented a very small part of electricity production in United Kingdom until 2011.

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Solway Firth

The Solway Firth (Tràchd Romhra) is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries and Galloway.

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South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire (Sooth Ayrshire; Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Deas) is one of thirty-two council areas of Scotland, covering the southern part of Ayrshire.

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South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire (Sooth Lanrikshire, Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas) is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland.

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SSE plc

SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc) is a Scottish energy company headquartered in Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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SSE Renewables

SSE Renewables is a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity.

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Standard deviation

In statistics, the standard deviation (SD, also represented by the Greek letter sigma σ or the Latin letter s) is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values.

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Statkraft

Statkraft is a hydropower company, fully owned by the Norwegian state.

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Talisman Energy

Talisman Energy Inc. was a Canadian multinational oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

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Teesside Wind Farm

Teesside Wind Farm also known as Redcar Wind Farm is a 27 turbine 62 MW capacity offshore wind farm constructed just to the east of the mouth of the River Tees and 1.5 km north of Redcar off the North Yorkshire coast, in the North Sea, England.

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Thames Estuary

The Thames Estuary is the estuary in which the River Thames meets the waters of the North Sea, in the south-east of Great Britain.

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Thanet Wind Farm

The Thanet Wind Farm (also sometimes called Thanet Offshore Wind Farm) is an offshore wind farm off the coast of Thanet district in Kent, England.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Wash

The Wash is a largely rectangular bay and estuary at the north-west corner of East Anglia on the East coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire.

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Triton Knoll

Triton Knoll Wind Farm is a consented round 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire, in the North Sea, England.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom National Renewable Energy Action Plan

The United Kingdom National Renewable Energy Action Plan is the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) for the United Kingdom.

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Vattenfall

Vattenfall is a Swedish power company, wholly owned by the Swedish government.

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Viking Wind Farm

Viking Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm being developed by Viking Energy, a partnership between Shetland Islands Council and SSE plc.

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Walney Island

The Isle of Walney, also known as Walney Island, is an island off the west coast of England, at the western end of Morecambe Bay.

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Walney Wind Farm

Walney Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm 14 km west of Walney Island off the coast of Cumbria, in the Irish Sea, England.

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Watt

The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.

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West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm

West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm (WoDS), occasionally also known as West Duddon Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm located south west of Walney Island off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness RenewBL, 27 June 2011.

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Westermost Rough Wind Farm

Westermost Rough Wind Farm is an offshore wind farm north east of Withernsea off the Holderness coast, in the North Sea, England.

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Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative

Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative Ltd is a community-owned Industrial and Provident Society that owns 100% of the Westmill Wind Farm which is an onshore wind farm near the village of Watchfield in the Vale of White Horse, England.

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Whitelee Wind Farm

Whitelee Wind Farm is the largest on-shore wind farm in the United Kingdom (second in Europe to Fântânele-Cogealac, in Romania) with 215 Siemens and Alstom wind turbines and a total capacity of 539 megawatts (MW).

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Wind farm

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity.

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Wind power

Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity.

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Wind power in Denmark

Denmark was a pioneer in developing commercial wind power during the 1970s, and today a substantial share of the wind turbines around the world are produced by Danish manufacturers such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power along with many component suppliers.

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Wind turbine

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.

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10:10

10:10 is a charity that enables people to take practical action on climate change, and combines these local actions to inspire a more ambitious approach to the issue at every level of society.

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References

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