Commenting on today's speech from the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change on UK energy policy direction,
Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy's UK Country Chairman said:
"DONG Energy welcomes the Secretary of State's speech on future UK energy policy and her confirmation that offshore wind will continue to play an important role subject to cost cutting conditions being met.
"The UK currently leads the world in the deployment of offshore wind. DONG Energy, along with other key players in the sector, has this week published an Offshore Wind Vision⃰⃰ which shows that the technology is becoming increasingly cost competitive, has already created 13,000 jobs, is building a healthy UK supply chain and providing valuable export opportunities.
"The UK has been a great place to invest in offshore wind. DONG Energy has invested £6 billion here to date and, as we announced this morning, will have invested £6 billion in the Humber region alone by 2019 as a result of our project pipeline."
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⃰ The Offshore Wind Vision can be viewed here and a copy of report on DONG Energy's investments in the Humber region is available via this link: Impact of DONG Energy Investments in the Humber Area