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Wind turbine expansion plans due

The Government is set to reveal plans today to install up to 7,000 wind turbines to help the UK’s energy needs.

The turbines, along two miles of coast, could boost wind produced energy by 60 times by 2020.

Currently, just 2 per cent of Britain's power comes from renewable sources.

The first tranche of offshore wind farms began in 2001, followed by a second wave two years later in the Thames Estuary, the Greater Wash and the North West.

Some eight gigawatts of capacity could be up and running by 2014, including the one gigawatt London Array, located around 12 miles from the Kent and Essex coasts in the outer Thames Estuary.