An artificial island with an airport and harbour will be built in the North Sea under ambitious plans for a vast offshore renewable energy plant. Proposals have been drawn up to create a 2.5 square mile island on Dogger Bank to service a network of wind turbines and solar panels. The island would have homes for a small workforce and act as the hub for an energy supply distributed to six countries – Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Belgium. The European Union-backed plans have been drawn up by a consortium of energy companies from the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. They are expected to be agreed in Brussels on March 23.
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