The potential of the UK’s offshore wind farm industry remains largely untapped, according to a government document.
Energy Minister Brian Wilson said the Future Offshore document was a “major step forward” in developing the market.

The Solway Firth in Scotland to North Wales and the Thames Estuary are the main focus of the drive.

Greenpeace said the move showed the government had taken its “blinkers off” and the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) thought it heralded “the birth of a new industry“.