Biggest offshore wind farm

An offshore wind farm off the coast of Essex has been opened by the Prime Minister. The London Array consists of 175 wind turbines and can generate enough power for 500,000 homes.

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Energy boost for the East could see more jobs

The world's biggest offshore wind farm has been officially opened by the Prime Minister.

The London Array is situated 12 miles off Clacton in Essex. The £1.8 billion windfarm covers 95 square miles and can create enough energy to power three quarters of the homes in Essex.

The project is being hailed as good for jobs, particularly after claims the East could produce up to 75% of the country's energy supply in the future.

But there are some that say it's not so good for taxpayers, with critics claiming green energy will cost each household more than £600 a year by 2020.

Click below to watch a video report from ITV News Anglia

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