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Sunset over offshore wind farm

UK Government support for Scottish offshore wind as costs tumble

Following today's announcement that Moray offshore wind farm has secured support in this latest round of UK Government support, Ronnie Quinn, Chief Executive of Crown Estate Scotland which leases seabed to developers and passes rent profit to Scottish Government, said:

“More certainty for Scottish projects can only be a good thing. Offshore wind directly benefits communities across Scotland by creating jobs, reducing climate change emissions and contributing to the profits that Crown Estate Scotland passes to the public purse.”

He added:

“Offshore wind is an affordable and reliable source of large-scale power that is driving spend in the UK supply chain.”

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For more information call Esther Black on 07917 628 253 or Laura Collins on 0131 260 6073.

The benefit to the UK supply chain is detailed at

http://www.renewableuk.com/news/362765/New-report-shows-British-companies-benefitting-from-UKs-world-leading-offshore-wind-sector-.htm

More on the falling cost of offshore wind is at

http://www.renewableuk.com/news/362971/Offshore-wind-prices-tumble-in-record-breaking-auction-results--cheaper-than-nuclear-and-gas-.htm