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Wind Power: Celtic Sea

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 74871, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing floating wind energy projects in the Celtic Sea.

Answered on

24 November 2021

Government sees floating offshore wind as a vital component of the UK’s energy mix as the UK moves towards net zero. The Government has committed to delivering at least 1GW floating capacity by 2030 as a steppingstone to larger scale deployment through the 2030s. In the draft budget notice for the 4th Contracts for Difference round, the Government announced ringfenced support for floating offshore wind.