Spectator Podcast: can Britain really become 'the Saudi Arabia of wind power'?
Ørsted has sponsored a podcast with the Spectator looking at the future of offshore wind in the UK. Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of the government’s ten point plan there is now a pledge for offshore wind to produce enough power for every home by 2030. Offshore wind currently constitutes over 50 per cent of the renewables in the UK, with costs coming down considerably over recent years.
The podcast looks at whether offshore wind has its limits? Is it always a good deal for the consumer? And how far can it realistically advance us on our road to Net Zero by 2050?
Journalist Kate Andrews hears views from Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth; Sir David King, the former chief scientific adviser to the UK government; and Benj Sykes, VP for UK Offshore at Ørsted.