DECC rues offshore wind's knockers

Senior officials at DECC are frustrated by some UK coverage

Senior officials at DECC are frustrated by some UK coverage

There is an exasperating “disconnect” between the real progress being made in UK offshore wind and the often pessimistic coverage the sector attracts in the mainstream press, claim government officials.

Speaking to reporters yesterday after the London Array Phase 2 was scrapped and Dogger Bank was scaled back, senior officials at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) expressed frustration about the negative tone and lack of nuance in the British media’s coverage of offshore wind in recent months.

The Dogger Bank and London Array announcements are “a very natural thing” and “reflect the fact that the industry is maturing and focusing on the most practical projects”, said a DECC official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

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