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Three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 3.2 GW were successful in the UK government's second CfD auction. There was a dramatic fall in the cost of offshore wind, which is now cheaper than new nuclear energy.
“Today’s results mean that both onshore and offshore wind are cheaper than gas and nuclear. But this young, ambitious industry can go even further. The Government can help us by continuing to hold fiercely competitive auctions for future projects, as it has promised, and by putting offshore wind at the heart of its upcoming Industrial Strategy."