EU executive proposes massive increase in offshore wind power

Industry groups and environmentalists have welcomed a European Commission strategy to increase offshore wind capacity by a factor of 25 by 2050, although some have voiced concerns about damage to marine habitats, and even questioned the necessity of such a large-scale deployment.

by Robert Hodgson
Workers lift a tower piece into place at the Walney offshore wind farm project, off the coast of Cumbria, UK. Photo: Ashley Cooper / Barcroft Media / Getty Images
Workers lift a tower piece into place at the Walney offshore wind farm project, off the coast of Cumbria, UK. Photo: Ashley Cooper / Barcroft Media / Getty Images

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