Renewable energy: Reaping the whirlwind
The UK has an obligation under the EU Renewables Directive to derive 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. Depending on level of take-up of renewables for transport, heating, etc, this equates to approximately 32% of the UK's electricity being generated from renewable sources by 2020. Offshore wind energy is expected to provide a large share of this increase in renewable generation capacity.
Crown Estate’s Round 3 auction of offshore zones for wind farms promises to take the UK’s green energy industry to a new level. Norton Rose’s John Wood sizes up a daunting task
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