Thousands of new wind turbines could be built across the UK over the coming decade as part of a ?100bn plan to boost renewable energy. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the UK should be a leader in renewable energy. ... The North Sea has now passed its peak of oil and gas supply - but it will now embark on a new transformation into the global centre of the offshore wind industry.
For oil markets, it as if the Great Recession never happened. Surging demand in China, India and the Middle East is making up for decline in the debt-crippled West, ensuring another global crunch within three or four years.