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Uk set to fasten wind turbine development
  2018.01.03



James Battensby, an official at Offshore Renewable Energy, said the UK has a lot of experience in offshore technology and there is massive expansion in China. "It's a good opportunity to take our technology and know-how and use it internationally," he says.

The industry is developing fast and is forecast to provide energy that is cheaper than fossil fuels in the near future. The turbines have grown from a diameter of 50 meters in 2000 to 164 meters now. In the future, turbines could have a diameter as big as 250 meters.

The industry in the UK features major European companies in design, production and ownership. This year, the Norwegian company Statoil started operating the Hywind 11, the biggest floating wind farm, off the coast of Scotland. Floating turbines can be operated in much deeper water than conventional turbines.

As the industry grows, new problems emerge. Turbine stacks seem to offer a good environment for the growth of mussels. One stack was found to have 2 tons of mussels attached to it. One obvious solution would be to harvest them for human consumption, but it remains to be seen if the growth of the mussel population will affect other species and if they could produce excessive levels of methane that could further damage the environment.

Meanwhile, although Trump has continued to lobby British friends against the Scottish wind farms, he might have more influence in the United States.
 
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