Offshore wind’s potential is starting to be realised. With the EU aiming to install 300 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2050, there is “no turning back” for this source, commented a former head from Ørsted AS. Relatively more near-term, by “2030, the EU target is 60 GW and the UK target is 40 GW”. The specialist pointed out that, with Brexit taking away the UK’s previous contribution to the EU’s capacity, “innovative solutions” are a necessity. Denmark’s artificial wind farm is one example of what these could look like. The project, with one cluster of turbines situated on a natural island in the Baltic Sea and another on an artificial island in the North Sea, will provide a total of 5 GW and already has plans to be expanded in future.
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