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Are wind farms the answer to our energy problems?  

Author:  | Economics, Environment, Grid, Technology, U.K., Videos

Governments are under pressure to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

So they’ve come up with an idea to generate lots of clean electricity using wind farms.

Over the next 10 years we’re going to lose a third of our conventional power stations as they reach the end of their working lives.

Experts say that we’re not building enough new power stations to replace them.

Instead, wind turbines are sprouting up all over the place including Romney Marsh and off the coast of Whitstable in Kent.

There are plans by the government to build lots more but not everybody agrees this is a good idea.

Professor Ian Fells claims the plans could cost at least £100 billion over a decade.

He thinks we’re throwing far too much money into wind and not enough into other forms of renewable energy.

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