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Scotland Vies With England for $52 Billion Offshore-Wind Future

Bloomberg -- Scotland and England, haggling over the possible breakup of the U.K., are competing to create a hub for the country’s $52 billion offshore wind industry.

Leith, the port area of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and the northeast English coastal town of Hartlepool are vying for a 150 million-pound ($237 million) investment from Spanish wind-turbine maker Gamesa Corp Tecnologica SA. The local governments plan to lay the foundations for a concentration of skills and investment servicing North Sea wind parks just as Aberdeen transformed its economy with the oil industry.

“The U.K. should be the dominant world market for offshore wind by 2020,” said Ronan O’Regan, director of energy and utilities at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in London. Ports that secure the industry’s investment will...


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Dragnet
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Very Windy
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Very windy in those areas, this would be a good use of the wind.
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good luck to them both
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We should build wind farms near all government buildings and catch the hot air coming out of there.
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screw the uk
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Just keep the noise down.
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Scotland will never leave the U.K., no matter how much wind they blow.
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It'll prove interesting.
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Wind and solar are not the way of the future.
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I think we should have more wind powered industry.
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