A third of London's three million households will receive electricity from the London Array and Thanet schemes, the government said today.
Environment secretary David Miliband said:
'We expect this will be the first of a number of large-scale offshore wind farms in the UK and will provide real impetus for the continued developments in the offshore renewable energy sector that will benefit generations to come.
'Working with the developers and those engaged in the broader environmental debate throughout the challenging application process ensured that all the environmental issues were addressed.'
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