Firm criticises government inertia on offshore wind industry

The announcement last month by the Crown Estate of an 800 megawatt leasing round for offshore wind and tidal projects off the coasts of counties Down and Antrim is in sharp contrast to the inaction

8th January, 2012

The announcement last month by the Crown Estate of an 800 megawatt leasing round for offshore wind and tidal projects off the coasts of counties Down and Antrim is in sharp contrast to the inaction of the Irish government, according to one shipping company operating in the sector.

The leasing round envisages 600 megawatts of wind energy off Co Down and 200 megawatts of tidal energy near Rathlin Island, Co Antrim. The Crown Estate is responsible...

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