Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision, RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal, said: ”This is another significant step forward for the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry. Major infrastructure projects like Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm are vital for our country’s economic growth, as well as playing a key role in tackling climate change. When building work starts next year, Mainstream Renewable Power will be creating thousands of new jobs, and investing hundreds of millions in the UK’s economy as our supply chain extends to every corner of the country.
“With continued investment and innovation, offshore wind energy can be the backbone of the UK’s smart, clean power system. The offshore wind industry is working with Government to develop an ambitious Industrial Strategy Sector Deal which will transform people, places and power across the UK.”
RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association.