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|Wind to Power 2012 Olympics|
- London's bid to host greenest games given turbine twist
THE BODY responsible for enabling the London Olympics in 2012 - The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) - has revealed plans for a giant wind turbine to power the games.
Standing in the north of the Olympic 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.
The turbine will remain in place to provide energy for the local community after the Games. Measuring 120m tall - almost as high as the London Eye, it will provide enough power for the equivalent of 1,200 homes over a year. It will work alongside other planned renewable energy resources including solar panels and a Combined Cooling and Heating Plant.
ODA Chief Executive David Higgins - pictured above at a similar turbine at Ford's Dagenham plant - 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.
"The wind turbine on the Olympic Park will be a symbol of the sustainability principles behind the Games.
"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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