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23 Sep 2020

Delivering Ireland’s Offshore Wind Energy Ambition

SSE Renewables hosted a virtual round table discussion with key stakeholders in the wind energy industry examining their role in delivering on the Government’s ambition for offshore wind energy.

The IMDO’s Paul Brewster took part in this important round table discussion. Paul was involved in supporting the work of the Development Task Force nearly five years ago as part of Ireland’s ocean wealth strategy, Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. Offshore renewable energy was identified as a big growth area that could make a significant contribution to a step change in our ocean economy. The policy and supports needed for the industry have aligned. While all stakeholders had concerns about delays to foreshore licensing legislation, the industry has moved from hoping for progress to planning and the conversations have become more commercially focused.

Read the full report from this round table discussion in Eolas Magazine (pages 22-27) HERE