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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.

Latest - offshore wind farms

Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

Have your say 18 Dec 2014

UK to boost wind energy skills with National College

Training and education hub should open its doors on Humberside in 2016, with network of partners across the country

Have your say 11 Dec 2014

Government green lights wave of three North Sea offshore wind farms

Hornsea offshore wind farm gets the go-ahead for giant 1.2GW development

Have your say 10 Dec 2014

Wind farms 'powered 43 per cent of UK homes' on Sunday

National Grid figures show electricity production from wind turbines reached record daily average of 7.315GW

Have your say 09 Dec 2014

France plunges into tidal and offshore wind energy with latest leasing rounds

GDF Suez, Alstom and EDF among winners of Alderney Race tidal pilot round as government plans new offshore wind farm tender next year

Have your say 03 Dec 2014

Northern Ireland's only offshore wind project scrapped

Consortium behind the project cites delays to incentives and market development for discontinuing 400MW wind farm

Have your say 02 Dec 2014

Should the government really ditch its offshore wind plans?

Renewables industry rejects Civitas report calling for nuclear power subsidies to be increased at expense of offshore wind

Have your say 28 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank takes £240m stake in Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

Second-largest investment to date from government-backed bank provides further boost to offshore wind industry

Have your say 27 Nov 2014

Smith Commission: Scotland should keep offshore wind windfall

Crown Estate assets in Scotland should be fully devolved to Edinburgh government, recommends Lord Smith

Have your say 27 Nov 2014

Dual boost for UK offshore wind industry: Gwynt y Môr completes construction and new Rampion plans unveiled

E.ON reveals final design for 400MW offshore Rampion wind farm, as RWE Innogy says final cable installed at 576MW Gwynt y Môr development

Have your say 25 Nov 2014

Bladt and EEW confirm £30m investment to shore up UK offshore wind supply chain

New Offshore Structures will save former TAG Energy Solutions factory from closure, creating 100 jobs

Have your say 24 Nov 2014

Siemens to boost output from Hull offshore wind factory

Green Port Hull will be reduced in size but production of blades to increase by 20 per cent

Have your say 17 Nov 2014

Green Alliance urges next government to restore offshore wind momentum

Think tank argues billions of pounds of investment is now at risk due to lack of clarity over future of offshore wind policy

Have your say 13 Nov 2014

The 2020s loom large for the UK's offshore wind industry

Matthew Spencer of Green Alliance warns policy decisions made in the next few years will determine the health of the offshore wind industry through the 2020s

Have your say 13 Nov 2014

Vestas secures 800 wind jobs with Isle of Wight blades production plan

Danish giant and Mitsubishi announce plan to manufacture 8MW turbine blades on Isle of Wight, as new report underlines £21bn investment opportunity in UK

Have your say 12 Nov 2014

Ed Davey: 'We need to make the case for renewables'

Ed Davey speech to RenewableUK conference: 'The five years of the next Parliament must see a continued rapid expansion of renewable power'

Have your say 12 Nov 2014

Renewables industry celebrates wind energy jobs surge

Latest RenewableUK study reveals number of people employed by wind energy industry has increased by 6,300 in the past four years

Have your say 12 Nov 2014

RenewableUK hits out at offshore wind red tape

Far from streamlining processes as offshore wind technology matures, new industry-backed report finds consenting costs have risen 15 per cent

Have your say 11 Nov 2014

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