Local MP Stephen Crabb, has called on the Government to raise the target for floating offshore wind deployment from 1 gigawatt by 2030 to 15 gigawatts by 2035 in a bid to boost investment in the industry which has huge potential for Pembrokeshire.
Stephen Crabb’s co-signed letter along with 6 other MPs has been published in today’s Financial Times.
The Milford Haven waterway stands to benefit from the massive investment that is being unlocked in the Celtic Sea as part the new and exciting floating offshore wind industry and the local MP has been a leading voice in promoting the renewable energy vision for Milford Haven.
Stephen Crabb MP commented,
“ Today, a letter which I have co-signed has been published in the Financial Times calling on the Government to raise the target for floating offshore wind deployment from 1 gigawatt by 2030 to 15 gigawatts by 2035.”
“I want to see Pembrokeshire in the best position possible to benefit from the growth of the renewable energy industry. Floating offshore wind is an industry where Pembrokeshire has a natural advantage, given our coastline, wind speeds, and the transferable expertise of our oil and gas sector. It has significant potential to make a major contribution to achieving the UK’s net zero ambitions whilst boosting our local economy and providing high skilled green jobs here in Pembrokeshire.”
“Floating offshore wind offers great opportunities for the UK and for Pembrokeshire, but it is essential that all key players work together to make this industry a success. Given the recent increase in energy costs being felt across the economy, and the drive to reduce our carbon emissions, floating offshore wind is essential to improving our green energy supply and will reduce our reliance on energy imports from other countries.”
“Seizing this opportunity will deliver major economic and community benefits for us in Pembrokeshire, Wales and the wider UK. The Government must set more ambitious targets to give energy companies confidence that the United Kingdom is the place to invest when it comes to offshore wind.”