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"We need to really speed up planning and consent for renewables and
for network connections and for vehicle charging," says Emma
Pinchbeck, the chief executive of trade association Energy UK.
"It takes 12 years to build a wind farm in this country, when it
should take one.
This is a quote from BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-64440827). I don't what "when it should take one" means here. What does this "one" stand for? Is this an idiomatic expression?
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It means "when it should take one year".
This would be obvious in speech, because "one" would be stressed; but it's not so obvious in writing.
answered Feb 20 at 22:29
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