Denmark has given the green light to plans to build two massive “energy islands” that will channel gigawatts-worth of offshore wind power into both renewable electricity and green hydrogen for use in shipping, aviation, industry and heavy transport. The Danish government said on Thursday that “a broad coalition” of political parties had agreed to establish the two energy hubs and associated offshore wind farms, starting with an artificial island in the North Sea. The North Sea island and offshore wind farms would be located roughly 80km west of the coast of Jutland, the government said, with around 200 turbines expected in the first phase of the project.
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Denmark’s government has agreed to take a majority stake in a £25bn artificial “energy island”, which is to be built 50 miles (80km) offshore, in the middle of the North Sea. The island to the west of the Jutland peninsula will initially have an area of 120,000 sq metres – the size of 18 football pitches – and in its first phase will be able to provide 3m households with green energy.
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A lease deal has been agreed to allow a development described as a “game-changer” for a Borders town to proceed. It will see an offshore turbine maintenance base built in Eyemouth for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) scheme off the Fife coast. A 25-year lease of the site has been signed by developers and the Eyemouth Harbour Trust (EHT). It will allow construction of the base – which promises to create 50 jobs – to begin next month.
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