RenewableUK analysis puts China just ahead of UK in terms of the amount of offshore wind capacity currently in development. The global pipeline of offshore wind projects has almost doubled within a year from 429GW of potential new capacity to 846GW, according to an analysis today by RenewableUK. The estimated pipeline encompasses offshore wind projects at every stage of development, including those newly operational, under construction, consented or in the planning stages, the UK trade body said. Its figures show that while China boasts the largest pipeline of offshore wind projects at 98GW, the UK stands in close second, with up to 91GW of potential new capacity on the way. RenewableUK CEO Dan McGrail described the one-year increase as “nothing short of staggering”, but said the pace could be sped up even further with the right policy support.
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‘He literally banged the table in frustration’ – Johnson riled by slow offshore wind timelines. Boris Johnson is demanding the offshore wind industry slashes the time it takes to build a wind farm in the UK. And it appears to be a point of particular irritation for the Prime Minister, having caused him to the bang the table “in frustration” during a recent meeting. Sarah Redwood, director of renewable energy deployment at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial (BEIS) says Mr Johnson has been forthright in his want for the sector to bring down its timelines.
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Two projects north of the border will be chosen as part of a joint initiative between the UK and Scottish governments to establish special economic zones centred around air, rail and sea ports across the country, aimed at regenerating communities, boosting the economy and driving progress towards environmental targets. Separate entries have been submitted for the Clyde in Glasgow, Aberdeen City & Peterhead, Inverness and Cromarty Firth, the Firth of Forth based in Leith, and Orkney.
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