Swedish wind developer Vattenfall has been given the go-ahead for a giant Southern North Sea wind project after the UK Government overturned a decision that would delay the project.
Developers will be able to bid for new sites to generate enough offshore wind to power more than six million homes as the Crown Estate launches a new round of leases.
The amount of local content provided by Scottish offshore wind infrastructure projects was deemed “insufficient” by politicians and union representatives last night.
Energy firms including Shell and Equinor have joined a new group to push for further deployment of floating offshore wind technology in the UK.
RenewableUK has hailed a “historic milestone” as the country’s wind generation has passed 20 gigawatts.
Nearly 27,000 jobs could be created in offshore wind by 2030 through a sector deal, according tothe Offshore Wind Industry Council
Scotland is taking the lead in Britain as it forges ahead with deploying onshore wind, according to new findings by Renewable UK. The report “Wind Energy in the UK” says although England is missing out on some of the economic benefits of onshore wind it is trailblazing ahead in the offshore wind sector. More than 60% of UK onshore wind projects are now installed and operational in Scotland generating an annual turnover of £211million. The overall turnover for the UK as a whole was £402million – with Scotland bringing in more than half of that revenue.