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Topic Reading-Vol.3107-10/13/2020

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2020/10/13 Topic Reading-Vol.3107-10/13/2020

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All 30 million British homes could be powered by offshore wind in 2030

Once a target is bound legally, it’s no longer lip service for election or at a conference. The government has to work hard for it. Even for a goal that is set to be achieved in three decades, it takes years of investment and works to make a transition to net-zero emissions. Among the renewal energy sources available today, the UK chose offshore wind power to replace fossil fuel energies. Recently, the UK government announced that a new target for floating offshore wind to provide enough electricity to every UK home by 2030.

True, the nation is surrounded by the sea, which provides constant and strong winds. Also, the sea is no one’s property, no need to demolish old buildings or pay rents. Even though it costs twice as much to build as onshore wind farms, offshore wind farms generate more electricity because their wind turbines are larger. In fact, the UK’s investment into offshore wind surpassed the investment to other renewable energies combined.

You may remember that Britain was the nation that initiated the fossil fuel society by burning coal in the 18th century. Now, they want to revolutionize the source of energy with offshore wind power.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about the UK’s commitment to a net-zero emission society.

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