The butterfly effect: How the Habsburgs helped Hull create the world’s biggest windfarm

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In April 2018 the final batch of turbines was delivered to the Walney wind farm off the coast of Cumbria, bringing its total to 189 and making it the largest offshore windfarm in the world. The turbines were made by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy at the company’s plant in Hull, a site whose history – which you can trace in the infographic above – snakes all the way back to a recital of revolutionary verse in a Budapest café in 1848. How did the one lead to the other? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…

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