Gauging the media and public reaction to the Contracts for Difference auction

8MW turbine at Burbo Bank Extension dwarfs 3.6MW units (Photo: DONG Energy)

As reported in ‘MJ’ and elsewhere, last month''s high-profile Contracts for Difference (CFD) auction presented a very positive cost assessment of offshore wind and demonstrated that the sector can now produce power for under 6p per kilowatt hour – lower than the cost of new nuclear and new gas plants.

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