Increase in offshore wind power expansion
With plenty of wind around due to storm Gareth it got me thinking about using wind power for producing energy.
It is hoped that renewable energy will provide a third of the UK’s electricity by 2030 and the government is backing an expansion in the use of offshore wind power.
A deal has been brokered between the government and offshore wind sector to invest £250m over the next 11 years in exchange for participation in £557m of state subsidies in renewable energy.
This deal will hopefully drive an increase in the amount of clean, offshore power that is available to power homes but more importantly businesses across the UK.