Oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood believes that north-east Scotland is “uniquely positioned” to support major offshore wind developments, with oil and gas companies playing a key role in the transition to a low carbon economy. Wood, chair of private sector-led economic development body Opportunity North East (ONE), cited the region’s skills base, infrastructure and supply chain as key attributes for it to capitalise on a “huge opportunity” to bring new products and services to market. Investment in new offshore wind capacity in the UK is estimated to total £18 billion.
Scotsman 28th Jan 2019 read more »
Offshore wind could be cheaper than onshore by 2030. The UK offshore wind sector could become more competitive on price than its onshore counterpart, according to a research group.
Energy Voice 29th Jan 2019 read more »
New report from Cornwall Insight suggests plummeting offshore wind costs and strict onshore planning rules could see the cheapest form of new power move offshore. Onshore wind is currently thought to be the cheapest form of new generating capacity available in the UK, but could its crown soon be challenged by its offshore cousin? That is the question posed by a new analysis by influential energy research specialist Cornwall Insight, which suggests offshore wind is likely to surpass onshore wind power to become the new cheapest source of new energy in less than 10 years.
Business Green 29th Jan 2019 read more »