Offshore wind has played a major part in the recent rise in renewable energy generation in Scotland

Comment: Offshore wind deal fills UK sails with optimism

Offshore wind could provide 30 per cent of Britain’s electricity generation by 2030, while supporting increased UK exports and three times as many jobs, under plans published by the UK government. The latest sector deal between the government and industry is backed by some of the UK’s biggest renewable power companies, the Offshore Wind Industry Council and the Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland, which will begin leasing more of the UK sea bed for offshore wind projects in the next year.

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