Europe Wind Power Expansion Too Dependent on UK

UK ranks first in new wind power additions in the first half of the year and, for some reason, this is a problem. Why?

“In offshore wind, Europe is too dependent on the UK, which is striding ahead in current installations and in committing to future volumes. By contrast, the rate of new installations has slowed down in Germany. Other countries also need to beef up and speed up their plans on offshore wind.”

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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 1:49 PM, Marina Schwarz said:

UK ranks first in new wind power additions in the first half of the year and, for some reason, this is a problem. Why?

“In offshore wind, Europe is too dependent on the UK, which is striding ahead in current installations and in committing to future volumes. By contrast, the rate of new installations has slowed down in Germany. Other countries also need to beef up and speed up their plans on offshore wind.”

Not surprising really as the UK has the lions share of shallow seabed in the North Sea (and Irish Sea)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea#/media/File:North_sea_eez.PNG

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Exactly! When you read the statement from WindEurope, it sounds like the rest of Europe is just not making enough of an effort. It's ridiculous.

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