Vattenfall UK responds to the Government's proposals for Offshore Wind

Vattenfall UK has responded to the Government's proposals of Offshore Wind

Responding to the Government's proposals for UK offshore wind, Vattenfall UK Country Manager Danielle Lane said:

"The ambition signalled by the Prime Minister - to drastically increase the UK's offshore wind generation and boost the infrastructure, skills, and supply chain jobs needed alongside it - shows that this is the industry on which the country's future will be built.

"Likewise, raising the amount of renewable electricity capacity which can compete for a guaranteed price at the next Contracts for Difference auction provides the certainty which investors badly need before they can commit to building green energy projects.

"But for the rhetoric to become reality, it's important that the Government doesn't overlook some significant hurdles. Planning decisions still take far too long, meaning renewable energy projects can be left in limbo for years before they know whether they will be approved. We also need to see a clear strategy in the forthcoming Energy White Paper that goes beyond just thinking about how to make electricity generation greener, and sets out how low-carbon power - including technologies such as onshore wind and solar - will be used to decarbonise industry and transport."

Notes

The Government's proposals for the UK offshore wind sector were trailed ahead of the Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party Conference on 6 October and in this announcement from the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

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