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Kent at forefront of new green Britain

September 23, 2010 2:37 PM

Today the UK took a significant step towards achieving its renewable energy targets as the Thanet Wind Farm opened off the coast of Kent.

With 200,000 turbines the Thanet Wind Farm is the largest operational offshore wind farm in the world. It is capable of powering 200,000 homes with clean energy.

Kent's Euro MP, Catherine Bearder, said:

"I'm so pleased that Kent is leading the way on our journey towards a new green Britain."

"We need to wean ourselves off energy sources that our killing our environment."

"The investment put into the wind farm has been great for the local economy in Kent."

"Local businesses were involved in the development, new jobs have been created in Thanet, and we're hopeful tourists will be attracted to the area to come and see the project."