Extension of state subsidies to offshore wind farms seen as sign of policy change
Subsidies worth €277 million are currently paid to onshore wind farms
Minister for Climate Change Denis Naughten has said he will provide state subsidies for offshore wind and wave farms.
Subsidies worth €277 million are currently paid to onshore wind farms to give them a guaranteed price for electricity. But a new support scheme will be launched later this year which will be open to offshore energy projects.
It is a sign of a shift in government policy to bring in offshore energy rather than relying on...
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