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Offshore wind farms - Giant wind farms located offshore are regarded as a more efficient and less intrusive means of harnessing wind energy, with the UK, Germany and Denmark now leading the way in the development of a new generation of offshore turbines. Offshore wind farms are significantly more expensive than their onshore cousins, but with the largest turbines able to deliver up to 7MW of capacity each they are capable of delivering huge increases in clean energy output.

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EU green lights key mechanisms in UK clean energy market overhaul

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market mechanism secure state aid approval, as critics warn reforms throw a lifeline to dirty coal power

Have your say 23 Jul 2014

European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand

Have your say 23 Jul 2014

Denmark declares wind 'cheapest' form of power

New analysis shows onshore wind beats all other forms of electricity generation on cost, as DONG Energy sells stake in Gode Wind 2 offshore project

Have your say 21 Jul 2014

Government green lights E.ON's Rampion offshore wind farm

Project off the coast of Sussex set to generate £2bn of investment

Have your say 16 Jul 2014

European wind industry warns of offshore slowdown

EWEA figures show UK installed most new capacity in first half of 2014

Have your say 16 Jul 2014

Scottish government targets offshore wind costs with £2.2m funding pot

First Minister Alex Salmond announces fresh funding for Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator programme

Have your say 13 Jul 2014

Could a floating turbine cut offshore wind costs by almost half?

Energy Technologies Institute-backed study suggests innovative floating turbine design could cut offshore wind costs to £85/MWh

Have your say 11 Jul 2014

Gamesa and Areva ink deal to form offshore wind giant

French and Spanish companies form joint venture aiming to secure 20 per cent of European market share by 2020

Have your say 07 Jul 2014

Green light for £1.5bn Dudgeon offshore wind farm

Norwegian companies Statoil and Statkraft confirm work on 402MW project will begin next year with expected completion in 2017

Have your say 01 Jul 2014

RWE slots in final turbines at Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

UK's second largest wind farm due for completion this winter

Have your say 01 Jul 2014

Green energy contracts too generous, National Audit Office says

Industry moves to defend contracts for offshore wind and biomass projects against NAO claim they may have inflated costs for consumers

Have your say 27 Jun 2014

A blueprint for the future for wind, wave and tidal power

Maria McCaffery outlines how the industry plans to cut costs and how the next government can continue the sector's impressive growth

Have your say 26 Jun 2014

Crown Estate buoyant as it banks record offshore wind returns

Energy and Infrastructure director Rob Hastings remains confident of steady if not 'stratospheric' growth

Have your say 26 Jun 2014

Green Investment Bank set to raise £1bn for offshore wind farms

Bank remains optimistic despite recording £5.7m loss in first full year of operation

Have your say 24 Jun 2014

Final turbine installed at giant West of Duddon Sands wind farm

Developers ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy expect 389MW wind farm to be producing power by the end of the year

Have your say 19 Jun 2014

Breaking: Government green lights giant East Anglia One offshore wind farm

Department of Energy and Climate Change says wind farm off the coast of East Anglia will drive £520m of investment and create around 2,900 jobs

Have your say 17 Jun 2014

Consumer group Which? questions virtue of green energy subsidies

Which? warns planned green energy subsidies may not be value for money, as more cost effective options may be overlooked

Have your say 12 Jun 2014

Worldwide wind power set to double by 2020

New GlobalData analysis also suggests UK was third biggest wind power market in 2013

Have your say 12 Jun 2014

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