Commenting on yesterday’s announcement of consent for East Anglia One offshore wind farm, the first round three site in English and Welsh waters and the largest site consented in the UK, Ben Stafford, Head of Public Affairs at WWF-UK said yesterday:
“Today’s decision is a strong vote of confidence for the UK’s offshore wind sector.
“Climate change is the biggest threat facing our oceans and seas globally and is already impacting on the UK’s rich marine environment. It’s therefore vital that we find ways to harness the clean energy that marine renewables, such as offshore wind, can provide.
“Projects at this scale will also help to reduce costs, boost jobs and investment and help to keep the lights on.
“The Eastern region marine plan, published in April this year, is the first marine plan in the country. Its vision supports the development of renewable energy, and provides the basis for developers to work all interested stakeholders to avoid or minimise any impacts on the marine environment and conduct robust post-consent monitoring in order to learn and refine plans for subsequent projects.”