SCOTWIND WILL HELP SECURE THE UK'S ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
- Jan 26, 2023 1:16 pm GMT
ScottishPower was the biggest winner in Crown Estate Scotland's
A total of 20 projects with a combined potential capacity of more than 27GW - and around 17GW of that from floating offshore wind, making it the world's largest floating offshore leasing round - ScotWind could create enough clean energy to meet
'This was correctly the focus when the successful projects were announced a year ago.
'The go-ahead on commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects like the ones we're developing with
'And just as we saw with offshore oil and gas in the 1970s, that industry will develop, grow and support the green industrialisation of the north of
'Now one year on, and as we are progressing the early development and environmental assessments of our projects, the importance of ScotWind has been refocused through the lens of the energy crisis and the war in
'The war, and its impact on global energy markets, has raised the need for energy sovereignty and green energy independence - more homegrown green electricity made in the
'The last year has been a sharp lesson in the need to accelerate our economy's transition from gas and the commercial deployment of floating wind - through ScotWind - will be essential in unlocking the decarbonisation of energy intensive sectors.
'Early development and understanding of the true potential of floating wind will allow the
'For example, only through the expansion of offshore wind will we be able to support the large-scale production of green hydrogen and its derivatives, which will be crucial for decarbonising transport and industry.
'Green hydrogen will help us reach the difficult to decarbonise spaces, like glass and steel production, while facilitating the production of new green products including ammonia for green fertiliser and e-methanol, which could very much be the green shipping fuel of the future.
'Using excess energy production from offshore wind to create these green alternatives would give the
'The size, scale and ambition of ScotWind is unparalleled, so what it could achieve is also beyond comparison.
'Not just for net zero, but for the creation of an affordable and secure energy system that delivers for people, for business, for industry and supports government ambitions for a clean energy future.
'ScotWind will be a key enabler in making all of this happen and will be a global game changer for the environment, for the economy and will help ensure the
Marking one year on from the ScotWind awards and reflecting on the opportunities it will bring to the North East,
'Three quarters of the fields awarded in the
'The North East is home to the largest concentration of energy supply chain companies in the
'ETZ Ltd is firmly focussed on facilitating the faster development of the Scottish energy supply chain and making this region one of the most attractive locations in
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