Offshore wind projects get £4m

The government yesterday said it has awarded over £4m to four offshore wind projects, which will use the funding to streamline the design and installation of offshore wind turbines, to reduce costs. It claims the 2-B Energy project in Fife, which received £2.8m, could bring down the cost of offshore wind by as much as 35 per cent. “Innovation is critical to cutting the cost of this low-carbon power source, which could in turn lead to lower [energy] bills,” said energy minister Greg Barker.