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Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore wind

Cutting costs continues to be at the heart of what the offshore wind industry is looking to achieve. In this installation of the Boundary Pushers series we have been talking to some of the biggest players about what their companies are doing to lower the cost of energy and the obstacles to offshore wind growth.

Following the recent auctions in Northern Europe, and ahead of the latest round round of CfD auctions in the UK, the part offshore wind will play in the energy mix has never been more competitive.

With big challenges facing the offshore industry to deliver on expectation over the next 5-10 years we speak to Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope, Emma Pinchbeck, executive director at RenewableUK, Keith Anderson, ScottishPower Renewables CEO and Will Apps of the Crown Estate share their views on political and economic factors impacting offshore wind growth.  

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In this nine-part series, Windpower Monthly and MHI Vestas explore how the industry is driving down the cost of offshore wind energy through competition, collaboration and innovation.


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