Plans for a massive expansion of a wind energy programme in the UK are to be unveiled by the Government. They will include the building of 7000 wind turbines both in the countryside and around the coast. Sustainable energy schemes will become much more common, and change to our landscapes, towns and cities is inevitable, the government will say. Faced with ageing nuclear power stations, soaring oil prices and a need to cut Britain's CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2050, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is determined to press ahead with a green energy blueprint to transform how the UK generates its power. This will include a new generation of nuclear power stations being built alongside a huge expansion in wind energy.