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RenewableUK comments on The Crown Estate’s offshore wind leasing plans

18 July 2019  
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK is responding to The Crown Estate’s announcement of outcome of its tender design work for Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4. The plans set out a new application and bidding process for companies to lease new seabed regions for offshore wind farms.

 

RenewableUK’s Head of Policy and Regulation Barnaby Wharton said “It’s crucial that leasing for new offshore wind sites supports the right level of ambition to meet our net zero emissions target, while ensuring value for consumers. By moving to multiple bidding rounds for new offshore wind sites, The Crown Estate has recognised a more transparent process is needed to avoid adding unnecessary costs. That is welcome and should be the principle which guides The Crown Estate in implementing this new leasing process”.

 

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