Plans for the next wave of offshore wind farms have been thrown into confusion after it emerged that the government’s subsidy scheme to support the projects is facing a legal challenge. The government confirmed yesterday that the competition to award subsidies for up to six gigawatts of new offshore wind turbines was being delayed after the legal challenge from an unnamed complainant. Britain already has about 2,000 offshore wind turbines generating up to 8.5 gigawatts of electricity when in full operation, but the government plans to support a significant further expansion to help to meet its climate targets. An additional six gigawatts of projects have already been awarded subsidy contracts and are due to be built within the next few years.
Times 15th Aug 2019 read more »
A bizarre legal challenge is set to hold up the third UK offshore wind auction until the end of this month, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Energy Voice 15th Aug 2019 read more »