Scotland drives towards net zero with announcement of first offshore wind leasing round in a decade

The investment opportunity, expected to surpass a value of more than £8 billion, aims to form a vital part of Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

Crown Estate Scotland has launched the nation's first offshore wind leasing round in a decade.

The organisation, which manages Scotland’s seabed, predicts total investment in ScotWind Leasing projects could surpass £8 billion and suggests the investment opportunity will form a vital part of Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The opening of the round means businesses can apply to build Scotland’s new generation of offshore wind farms and in doing so, help the country to continue increasing the share of renewables in its electricity mix and move towards net zero by 2045.

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