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Offshore Wind Accelerator funding

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, visited Fife today to announce a further investment of £1.5 million into the Carbon Trust’s world-leading research, development, and demonstration programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator.

Responding, Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:”Scotland has huge amounts to gain from offshore wind and it’s an incredibly exciting time for the industry.

“Our first major offshore wind farm – the Beatrice project in the Moray Firth – is being constructed right now, alongside Statoil’s world leading floating wind development Hywind, and Vattenfall’s highly innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. A number of other exciting schemes are getting ready to progress along our east coast.

“These funds will allow the Carbon Trust to explore the opportunities which offshore wind can offer and help make sure that Scotland reaps the maximum benefits from the sector’s growth.”

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