UK targets surge in offshore wind power

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LONDON

Mar 9, 2019-

Britain wants offshore wind farms to provide one third of the country’s electricity by 2030, the government announced on Thursday, at a time when its nuclear energy ambitions are stumbling. Working with the private sector to take advantage of the island nation’s surrounding waters to power homes and businesses with increasing amounts of renewable energy, the government said the Offshore Wind Sector Deal will slash the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels. The new initiative “will drive a surge in the clean, green offshore wind revolution... bringing investment into coastal communities and ensuring we maintain our position as global leaders in this growing sector”, Claire Perry, Britain’s energy and clean growth minister, said in a statement. (AFP)

Published: 09-03-2019 09:51

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