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BWEA has launched two reports about offshore wind energy, UK Offshore Wind: Staying on Track and Offshore Wind: Charting the Right Course.
The reports set out the timetable and potential costs for a massive expansion of the UK’s offshore wind capacity. The offshore energy revolution which saw the country become world leader in 2008 in terms of installed capacity, could eventually see every home in the UK powered by electricity from offshore wind by 2020. The industry has grown through a series of development Rounds managed by the Crown Estate on behalf of the UK Government. However, the industry is still looking to the Government to create a policy framework, facilitate grid connections and ease supply chain pressures. The measures introduced in the 2009 Budget have been praised by industry as successful, according to the report on the costs of deployment, but companies expect leadership on creating the right ‘investment environment’.
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