E.ON 'submits windfarm application'

Government commitment to renewable energy will be tested by the submission of plans to install a massive windfarm off the east Yorkshire coast, according to a report.

E.ON's application for the 300 megawatt windfarm has already been contested by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which claims it could interfere with radar coverage, businessgreen.com reported.

However E.ON "expressed confidence" that a compromise of some kind could be agreed upon so the farm could go ahead.

A spokesman said that it could not be specific on its discussions with the MoD, he added: "We believe an agreement can be reached."

The publication noted that business secretary John Hutton intends for 33GW of offshore wind capacity to be created by 2010.

E.ON says it is "one of the leading green developers, owners and operators of windfarms" in the UK and has been involved in renewable energy since 1992.

It has 21 windfarms located around the UK mainland and Northern Ireland.

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