SSE Calls for Lifting of Offshore Cap in the UK

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To help decarbonise the UK economy quicker, the 6GW cap on new offshore wind needs to be lifted

Official Press Release SSE:

Let's take the cap off the UK's offshore ambition

SSE has written to BEIS Minister Chris Skidmore encouraging him to increase the 6GW cap on new offshore wind to help decarbonise the UK economy quicker.

The current Contracts for Difference auction has limited the capacity of offshore renewables but this was set before the Committee on Climate Change published its report and the Government took its global leadership position as the first country to enact Net Zero by 2050 into law. SSE has long argued for Net Zero as an important step in the fight against climate change but ambitious goals require equally ambitious action. Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE Chief Executive, wrote to the Minister asking him to revisit previously held assumptions about the future of our energy system and increase the scale of... ... More: Official Press Release SSE

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