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Majors win big in UK’s latest offshore wind round

BP and Total enter consortiums as part of a strategy to pivot towards renewables

The UK has announced it is progressing 8GW of new offshore wind capacity that it hopes will be operational by 2030 as part of its drive towards net-zero emissions by 2050—the first such leasing round in ten years. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK’s coastal waters, announced five firms have successfully bid for six new projects, which will now be moved to an environmental assessment, the next stage of the process. The UK has 10.5GW of installed wind capacity. Under a ten-point plan announced in October last year the government hopes to increase this to 40GW by 2030. “This is our largest renewables development in Europe to date,” Pouget, Total Offshore wind investment is a ke

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