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Title: Future for offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom: the way forward
Authors: Ochieng, Edward G.
Melaine, Yassine
Potts, S.J.
Zuofa, Tarila
Egbu, Charles O.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Ruan, Ximing
Keywords: Wind sector
Offshore wind
Renewable energy
European Union
United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: OCHIENG, E. ... et al., 2014. Future for offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom: the way forward. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, pp.655-666.
Abstract: The majority of our energy demand is satisfied by the combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. This has resulted in our fossil fuel resources being vastly reduced and has increased the carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere which is causing global warming. The 2020 European Union (EU) targets have been set out to promote the use of renewable technologies and reduce the electricity demand. From the reviewed literature, it was acknowledged that most of these renewable forms of energy sources were initially capital intensive to construct but once constructed they had low operating costs, paying themselves of over their lifecycle. In this study, primary research was undertaken by means of a case study and structured interviews. The case study formed a background to the UKs current and planned offshore wind installations. The results of the interviews were analysed using the NVIVO qualitative software analysis package. This identified themes within the data which allowed them to be analysed and evaluated. The primary data results concluded that the EU targets were challenging but achievable and that the UK government was very supportive in pushing for these targets.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.105
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23410
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.105
ISSN: 1364-0321
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