In a deal confirmed today between the UK government and the wind industry, offshore wind farms will generate 30% of the UK’s electricity by 2030, reports the BBC.
This move ties in with the UK’s aim to secure majority of its power from renewable sources by 2030, and days after the fourth annual UK Energy Storage Summit held in London on 5 March.
Similar renewable energy initiatives have been declared across Europe, such as the Commission’s 2050 carbon-neutral goal and the recent report of Germany’s renewable energy contribution overtaking coal for the first time.
The deal will also provide economic benefit through creation of new jobs for the construction of offshore wind farms.
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By Niamh McLaughlin