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New wind turbine idea for schools

Wind turbines

Wind turbines should be built outside every school in Britain, according to the man who's in charge of looking into climate change for the government.

Lord Turner says using more turbines will reduce our need for energy sources that are harmful to the environment.

Some people don't like the turbines as they think they are ugly.

But Lord Turner said building wind farms along motorways and outside schools was an imaginative alternative to only using them in the countryside.

Government ministers want 20% of Britain's energy to come from renewable energy sources by 2020.

Wind-power is seen as being a big part of making that happen.

It could mean there will be more than two wind turbines per mile of UK coastline in some areas.

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