Europe’s largest-ever windfarm was granted permission yesterday by the Scottish Executive. It will be built at Whitelee, south of Glasgow, will cost £300m to build and its 140 turbines will produce enough electricity to power 200,000 homes.

Allan Wilson, deputy enterprise minister with the Scottish Executive, said the wind farm would help Scotland meet its renewable energy and climate change targets. The executive has pledged to generate 18% of national electricity from renewable sources by 2010 and 40% by 2020. So what about the rest of the UK?