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When he unveiled his monumental installation at the Tate Modern earlier this week, Ai Weiwei enthused about how he wanted visitors to immerse themselves in his 100-million porcelain sunflower seeds, by putting the painted kernels into their mouths or building sandcastles if they so desired.

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The world's biggest offshore wind farm opened in Thanet, seven miles off the Kent coast, yesterday.

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The UK is determined to get out of the "dunce corner" on renewables, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said today as he officially opened the world's largest offshore wind farm off the UK coast.

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Well-heeled eco homebuyers find it ain't easy being green

Living the ecological dream can be a nightmare when it comes to nimby neighbours

Olympic park wind turbine scheme scrapped

Plans to build a wind turbine, dubbed the Angel of Leyton, at the Olympic Park have been scrapped, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today.

Britain's offshore renewable energy worth a billion barrels of oil and 145,000 new jobs

The offshore renewable energy industry could generate the same amount of electricity a year by 2050 as one billion barrels of oil, using less than a third of the available space, according to a new report.

Geese tagged to examine threat posed by wind farms

Barnacle geese heading to the Arctic for the summer were tagged with satellite trackers to find out more about their migration amid concern planned wind farms could get in their way.

GE to build £99m UK wind turbine plant

Plan will create 1,900 jobs in Britain's fast-growing wind industry over 10 years
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