Queen's Speech: Government ramps up offshore wind target to 40GW

Madeleine Cuff
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The government wants to have 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030
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The government wants to have 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030

Climate change and environment central to government's legislative agenda, Queen's Speech confirms

The government has boosted its offshore wind target to 40GW of capacity by 2030, in the latest sign the new administration is keen to accelerate the UK's journey to hitting net zero emissions by 2050....

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