Kent MEP welcomes Thanet Offshore Wind Farm expansion plans

Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East and a member of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, has welcomed plans to expand the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm in Kent.

Keith said:

“It is fantastic news that the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm looks set for expansion and apt that it comes on the day that wind-generated electricity outstripped coal for the very first time in the UK.”

“Adding another 34 turbines to the existing array will make the site one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world and able to supply more than 400,000 homes with clean electricity while creating much needed green jobs. In the face of devastating cuts in Government support for the renewables sector, this site is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to achieve its EU renewable energy target of generating 15% of our energy from renewable sources by 2020.”

“The long-term investment, here in Thanet, demonstrates a welcome commitment to wind energy, and I hope it will be an example and inspiration for other green energy projects throughout Europe.”