In a move that could help tackle high prices from energy suppliers, the UK has become one of nine European nations to agree to develop a wind electricity grid in the North and Irish seas.
The plan involves developing an extensive grid of offshore wind turbines that could boost the availability of cleanly-generated electricity throughout the continent.
Offshore wind turbines can be built on a larger scale than their onshore counterparts and are anchored to the seabed, while they have the potential to generate around 30 per cent more electricity than turbines based on land.
A spokesman for the British Wind Energy Association told New Energy Focus: "Greater integration of the European grid will bring electricity prices down through competition and will allow more clean renewable energy to connect to the grid."
The UK government recently announced plans to escalate the development of offshore wind farms partly to reduce Britain's national carbon footprint.
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