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Offshore wind council gets down to business

Posted at May 16, 2013 | Categories : News

The UK’s new offshore wind sector council had its first meeting today, co-chaired by Keith Anderson, chief corporate officer of ScottishPower, and Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon.

The meeting comes as government and the industry prepare to deliver an offshore wind industrial strategy, which will be published in the coming months.

The strategy will set out ideas for increasing investment in the UK supply chain and outline how government and industry can work together to build and maintain a competitive advantage in this crucial sector.

Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, comments: “Britain has a real chance to lead the world in the offshore wind sector, not least because of our weather.

“I am determined that government and industry should work together and make sure the UK makes the most of the opportunity for growth and jobs that this sector presents, as well as a vital contribution to our energy mix.”