energysource issue 18 03 Apr 2017

The UK: Offshore wind all the way

In the UK, as in other European jurisdictions, the Government has sought to limit the cost of renewables to consumers.  As a result, the incentives previously available for onshore wind projects have now been withdrawn for new projects.  In contrast, the Government has indicated that it will continue to offer incentives for offshore wind although, as discussed below, it expects the offshore wind industry to make significant savings so that projects can go ahead with much lower rates of support.

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