30 Sep '15, 8am

Offshore wind playing a lead role in the UK’s green energy transformation

Offshore wind is a real success story in the UK and has played a pivotal role in the country’s renewable energy transformation. We already have 5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind installed, which is around half of the total capacity across the world. And with plans for more offshore wind farms and rapidly advancing technology, the UK looks set to continue building on this momentum. The industry is on course to install around 10GW by 2020, at which point offshore wind will supply between 8 and 10 per cent of the UK’s total electricity annually. Capacity The UK has a unique offshore wind resource, and energy from offshore wind currently powers the equivalent of more than 2 million homes. This is all good news for the UK, which is bracing itself to lose around a quarter of its current generating capacity by the end of this decade as existing nuclear and coal-fired power statio...

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