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London 2012 Plans Wind Power

London 2012’s Olympic Delivery Authority is planning a wind turbine in the Olympic Park to provide renewable energy for the 2012 Games.

Standing in the north of the park site, the proposed turbine will act as a visible symbol of London 2012’s commitment to stage the most sustainable Olympic Games and Paralympic Games ever, according to the ODA.p>

Measuring 120m tall, it provide enough power for the equivalent of 1,200 homes over an average year. The turbine will remain in place to provide energy for the local community after the Games.

It will work alongside other planned renewable energy resources including solar panels and a combined cooling and heating plant.

ODA Chief Executive David Higgins said: “We want to make use of as many innovative renewable technologies as possible to power the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and will be looking to industry to provide us with creative solutions in the months ahead.

“As the first large scale wind turbine so close to Central London it will also act as a ‘green beacon’ for the Capital.”

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