Offshore wind is a real UK success story and is helping us to build a world-leading, low cost, low carbon power system that will ensure the UK economy can decarbonise whilst remaining internationally competitive. There are already 28 operational offshore wind farms in the UK providing clean, green energy and recent government data showed that public support for offshore wind is now up to 80%. The industry will continue working with the Government to ensure that offshore wind delivers the core of the UK’s long-term electricity mix. And as the Government looks to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy whist decarbonising, offshore wind can really help in achieving this aim. Offshore wind is already delivering economic growth and the Offshore Wind Industry Council – a joint industry and government body – has a clear vision to create long-term jobs across the UK. These are high quality jobs that range from roles in operations and maintenance to skilled engineering positions and are often located in coastal locations, helping to deliver economic regeneration and growth in all regions of the UK.
Energy Voice 11th May 2017 read more »
Maryland energy regulators approved two offshore wind farm projects to be built off the state’s coast. The projects by U.S. Wind Inc. and Skipjack Offshore Energy would have a combined 368 megawatts of capacity with 77 turbines at least 14 miles off the coast, Maryland’s Public Service Commission said. They would be the second and third utility-scale offshore wind farms in United States waters, after the Block Island Wind Farm opened last year off Rhode Island’s coast with five turbines.
The Hill 11th May 2017 read more »