CCC calls for limits on offshore wind

The Committee on Climate Change is recommending that offshore wind growth is restricted far below planned levels. It also thinks renewable electricity will only make up 40% of generation in 2030.

The Horns Rev windfarm off the Danish coast. Could the UK lose its lead in offshore wind if it implemented the CCC recommendations? Credit: VattenfallThe government should limit the amount of offshore wind that can contribute to its 2020 renewable energy target because the technology is too expensive, according to a report issued today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

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