Andrew Jamieson, regulation and markets director for ScottishPower Renewables, commented:
"ScottishPower Renewables welcomes the Crown Estate's announcement that new sites will be made available for the development of offshore wind power. This is a positive step towards meeting EU and Government targets to increase output from renewable resources over the coming years. We also welcome the fact that the Government has stated that it intends to look at removing possible barriers to development, such as grid access and infrastructure issues, as it is hugely important that potential developers are fully confident in being able to commit significant levels of investment to deliver these projects.
"As one of the UK's leading providers of renewable energy, we will be looking closely at the sites made available by the Crown Estate and will carefully consider the options available for potential developments."
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