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Reach 40GW from our offshore wind industry by 2030

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Our world-leading offshore wind industry will reach 40GW by 2030...

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55

Our verdict

  • This is a pledge that energy generated by the UK’s offshore wind industry will reach 40GW by 2030, an increase from the 30GW promised in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal in March 2019.
  • A March 2020 update did not mention the 40GW pledge, but it laid out an implementation plan for 2020, and acknowledged that UK greenhouse gas emissions targets would “require higher volumes of offshore wind deployment than previously envisaged”.
  • This promise is unlikely to be fulfilled during this government’s term of office, but ongoing work to develop the offshore wind industry means the policy is ‘in progress’.

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