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Disappointment at delay in Government’s decisions on offshore wind projects

01 June 2020  
Posted by: Rob Norris
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RenewableUK has expressed disappointment at today’s announcement by the Government that it has delayed making decisions on whether two major offshore wind projects can go ahead.

The future of Ørsted’s Hornsea Three project (2.4GW) off the east coast of England and Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard project (1.8GW) will now be announced on 1st July.

RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said:

"Any delay in the decision-making process is disappointing. We want to work with Government to achieve their ambition of 40GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the UK’s wider net zero target.

“Major projects like these are vital to generate clean power on the scale we need to decarbonise our economy. We need the Government to take decisions in a timely manner so that offshore wind can play a leading role in getting our economy back on track after the Coronavirus crisis”. 

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For further information, please contact:

·              Luke Clark, Head of External Affairs 07875 704 032  Luke.Clark@RenewableUK.com

·              Robert Norris, Head of Communications 07969 229 913 Robert.Norris@RenewableUK.com

Notes:

1.    RenewableUK’s members are building our future energy system, powered by clean electricity. We bring them together to deliver that future faster; a future which is better for industry, billpayers, and the environment. We support over 400 member companies to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed across the UK and to access export markets all over the world. Our members are business leaders, technology innovators, and expert thinkers from right across industry.

2.    More details on Ørsted’s Hornsea Three project (2.4GW) off the east coast of England are available here  

       More details on Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard project (1.8GW) are available here

 


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