Westminster tube station has gotten a makeover thanks to offshore wind turbines emblazoned across the station, in an effort to get the message through to ministers and MPs – who use the station for their daily commute – to put it at the heart of the plan for the UK’s energy system.
The bold posters showcasing offshore wind turbines, celebrate the massive drop in price of offshore wind – a 50% drop in two years. It is part of a joint campaign by energy companies, Greenpeace, WWF and the Marine Conservation to get government officials to “get with the programme”.
Ticket halls, walkways and escalators across Westminster tube station have been adorned in wind turbines, ensuring that nobody can turn a blind eye to green energies now.
Former Doctor Who actor, Peter Capaldi, who launched the campaign, said: “Great Britain is the world leader in a technology which can generate huge amounts of energy without using any fuel. It’s safe, secure, zero-carbon and economical. In fact it’s halved in price in just two years. That’s 50% off. It’s a great deal. And it may just save the planet. The future of energy in the UK is offshore wind power.”
A YouGov poll, commissioned by Greenpeace, shows that offshore wind is by far the most popular large scale technology for the UK’s energy future, three times more popular than nuclear and an astonishing twenty times more popular than gas.
RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said: “Offshore wind has rewritten the rulebook, sending costs tumbling down, which is great news for consumers. As new offshore wind is now cheaper than new gas and nuclear, it’s the natural technology of choice to play a leading role in the UK’s modern clean energy mix. Offshore wind is also a major industry, providing an economic lifeline to ports and seaside towns around our coastline and throughout the country as the multi-billion pound supply chain grows”.
Almost 150,000 people have called on the Prime Minister to back clean power in the UK. If you would like to support the campaign for a clean-powered UK, sign the petition here.
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