27 Jan '17, 10am

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Posted on 27/01/2017 by Nick Sharpe Tuesday marked something of a turning point for the UK’s offshore wind industry. The publication of the latest Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework showed the long-held cost reduction target of £100/MWh had been smashed – four years ahead of schedule. On the same day, delegates at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference had plenty to debate. Speaking at the conference on the publication of the CRMF , Jonathan Cole, ScottishPower Renewables’ Offshore Managing Director and Chairman of the Offshore Wind Programme Board, said: “Offshore wind is the lowest cost means of decarbonising our energy sector. We tick every box [in the UK Government’s recently-published Industrial Strategy ]. “Those facts are putting us front and centre in the energy debate.” Jonathan also made his expectations for the sector clear. Offshore wind costs, he said:...

Full article: https://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/blog-offshore-win...

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