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UK to secure 10% of its power from offshore wind

Despite the best efforts of the UK government, 10 percent of Britain’s energy will be generated from offshore windfarms thanks to a deal between SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power of China, to build Beatrice offshore wind farm, according to industry trade body RenewableUK.  RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal explains:

“It’s terrific to see another multi-billion pound international investment in our global-leading offshore wind industry.

“We now know that by 2020, 10% of the UK’s electricity will be generated by offshore wind farms, securing jobs and investment all over our country”.

While the development is welcome, it raises questions about where the remaining 90 percent of the UK’s energy is going to come from if Britain is to meet its climate change targets.

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