The British government on Monday proposed the construction of up to 7,000 offshore wind turbines to accelerate the country's conversion to cleaner power.
The proposal, unveiled by U.K. business secretary John Hutton, is meant to help achieve the European Union's goal of producing 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, according to reports.
Britain will overtake Denmark next year as the country with the most offshore wind power, Hutton said at an energy conference in Berlin.
The country now gets about 2 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The plans call for … Read more