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Offshore strategy

Twenty of the UK's major wind energy companies put their heads together last month to develop a strategy for offshore wind development in Britain. The aim is to present recommendations to government for a strategy of support. The key recommendation is likely to be a two phase programme: an initial burst of subsidy for no more than four to six schemes totalling up to 100 MW to give developers time to assess the potential; and support for a further 5 GW of offshore development by 2010. "We have now got an idea of what we would like to see. But it may adapt and modify according to how we eventually decide to do it," says the British Wind Energy Association's Nick Goodall. "We expect to see turbines in the water from late 2000 or early 2001," he predicts.

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