SSE warns UK government over 40GW offshore wind policy

15/04/2020 11:33 Wind

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SSE Renewables has called for a series of “enabling” offshore wind policy actions from the UK government, warning that a “business as usual” approach will not deliver 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.

The developer said an increase in “capabilities and cooperation” across government departments is needed to allow annual deployment rates hit up to 4GW from 2025 to reach the goal, which is based on a Conservative manifesto promise and up from last year’s 30GW sector deal vision.

 

“Business as usual is not an option,” SSE stated on Wednesday as it released a nine-point roadmap on how it believes 40GW can be reached.

 

“To this effect, we suggest that a delivery plan is developed, building on the Offshore Wind Sector Deal but ensuring that it is fit for achieving 40GW.”

Source: renews.biz

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