Centrica and RWE npower are close to signing off on two large offshore wind farms costing an estimated £3 billion. This is in contrast to projects that were shelved in recent times due to the credit crunch and is a reaction to government subsidies announced in April for offshore wind projects. Centrica are nearing a decision on whether to go ahead with its £800m project off the coast of Lincolnshire, which will generate 250MW of electricity