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Wind farms could be built along HS2 route under confidential Government plans  

Credit:  By Edward Malnick, Sunday Political Editor | 27 January 2019 | www.telegraph.co.uk ~~

Wind farms could be built along the route of HS2 in a major resurrection of onshore turbines in Britain, under confidential Government-commissioned plans.

An official strategy document seen by The Sunday Telegraph proposes powering the controversial rail line using lucrative onshore wind farms spanning the equivalent of 19,000 football fields.

For some stretches of the line the majority of electricity would come from solar or wind farms built “on or near” the track, according to the plans. The document indicates that the move would require more land being purchased by developers along the route of the line, and could tip the scheme over its £56 billion budget.

The plan is likely to spark fury…

Source:  By Edward Malnick, Sunday Political Editor | 27 January 2019 | www.telegraph.co.uk

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