Government pledges £66m boost for offshore wind industry

Government pledges £66m boost for offshore wind industry

Government pledges £66m boost for offshore wind industry

The UK Government has pledged to invest millions of pounds in the offshore wind industry in a bid to create more jobs and boost the economy.

It will provide £20 million from its Regional Growth Fund to improve the UK wind industry’s supply chain and £46 million for the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Centre to join up innovation between industry, academia and Government to help businesses bring new products to market.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davey launched a long-term strategy to strengthen the UK’s position in the offshore industry today, which they claim could potentially create 30,000 jobs and unlock £7 billion in the economy by 2020.

Read the full article here http://www.energylivenews.com/2013/08/02/government-pledges-66m-boost-for-offshore-wind-industry/

Source: Energy Live News

 

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