Households in the UK could be using cheap electricity derived from green sources in the coming years as research predicts the offshore wind sector is set for strong growth.
Analysis from the Carbon Trust revealed that the global offshore wind industry is expected to grow by up to ten per cent each year, with the UK highlighted to capture around a tenth of the international wind market.
This could see hundreds of thousands of new jobs being created in Britain and a significant number of homes taking out tariffs with green energy suppliers.
Benj Sykes, director of innovations at the Trust, commented: "This analysis confirms that offshore wind is a strategically important economic asset for the UK that can deliver long term growth and energy security.
"We are in an excellent position to be a global market leader. If we seize this green growth opportunity, the UK will benefit from hundreds of thousands of new jobs, a booming new export market and billions of pounds of business benefits," he added.
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