Commenting today on the launch of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, Benj Sykes, Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), said:
“OWIC warmly welcomes the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy which will further build on the UK’s world-leading renewable energy sector.
“£557 million for future CfD auctions provides certainty for the industry and the opportunity to build more innovative, low-cost renewable projects.
“Our partnership with the Government is a huge success story, with record low costs for consumers, a growing industrial base and more than 10,000 jobs, many of which are based in coastal communities.
“Offshore wind can be the backbone of the UK’s electricity system and we are now working with the Government to deliver an ambitious and transformational Sector Deal. This will capitalise on the UK’s global leadership to build a world-leading supply chain for the growing international market and create thousands more skilled, long-term jobs right across the country.”