Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement

Closes 25 Mar 2020

Opened 18 Dec 2019


The Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement aims to set out the Scottish Government's ambitions for the future of offshore wind policy in Scotland, in light of the recent net zero by 2045 commitment made by the First Minister. The Policy Statement will also set the context for Marine Scotland's draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind, which will be published for consultation in parallel with this document.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to better understand the role of both fixed and floating offshore wind technologies in reaching our ambitious net zero target, and how we can maximise the economic opportunity attached to commercial scale offshore wind deployment in Scottish waters. We will use this feedback to inform the development of the final Offshore Wind Policy Statement.

Read the consultation paper.

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