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Two energy projects approved by government

The government has given the go ahead for two energy construction projects.

Energy minister Charles Hendry approved the building of a 56 MW onshore wind farm near Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, that will be developed by Amec Project Investments.

He also green lighted Spalding Energy Expansion’s 900 MW combined cycle gas turbine power station in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

Mr Hendry said: “About a quarter of the UK’s generating capacity is due to close by 2018 and we need to ensure we secure the investment to replace that.

“In securing this investment, energy security will be at the forefront of our minds, and a diverse supply is crucial to that. Today’s announcement is a double boost for our energy security”.