Already, offshore wind powers the equivalent of 4.5 million homes annually and generates over 10% of UK electricity by 2020. But with prices falling steadily this contribution is set to expand substantially over the next 10 years, with a new government target of 30 GW capacity by 2030.
But how will this be done, and what are the challenges involved?
Our Green Drinks speaker in June is Will Apps. He is head of Energy Development at the Crown Estate, the organisation that manages the seabed and the rights to develop renewable energy in the waters off England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So he is in a unique position to talk to us about the plans afoot, and how the industry is gearing up to meet these new targets. He’ll also be looking ahead at the potential for expanding wind power even further in future.
The talk will be happening via Zoom, so click on the button below to book a spot and we’ll send you the login details.
There’s two booking options (choose one or the other, not both):
- You can choose to book a free ticket.
- Or you can choose to make a small donation to support the work of Greening Steyning (minimum £1).