Spectator Briefings

Podcast special: can Britain really become ‘the Saudi Arabia of wind power’?

27 min listen

Last month the government released its ten point plan for what it dubs ‘The Green Industrial Revolution’. At the top of the list was offshore wind, with a pledge to produce enough power for every home by 2030. Offshore wind currently constitutes over 50 per cent of the renewables in the UK, with costs coming down considerably over recent years. But does offshore wind have its limits? Is it always a good deal for the consumer? And how far can it realistically advance us on our road to Net Zero by 2050?

With Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth; Benj Sykes, VP for UK Offshore at Ørsted; and Sir David King, the former chief scientific adviser to the UK government.

Presented by Kate Andrews.

Sponsored by Ørsted.


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