Offshore projects boost coastal community funds

Coastal communities across the country can now bid for a share of £27.8 million – financed partly from revenue generated by the UK’s offshore wind sector – to create jobs and increase growth. The ‘Coastal Communities Fund’ (CCF) was created to support local projects and help coastal towns and villages provide training and employment opportunities […]

UK leads offshore wind industry in Europe

The UK offshore industry enjoyed one of its most successful years ever in 2012, with nine wind farms fully connected to the National Grid. According to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 854MW of capacity to generate clean electricity were installed last year, bringing the total UK offshore wind capacity to […]