Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to Action Point 21 of the Government's Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, published in August 2013, what progress has been made in streamlining the consenting process for testing and demonstration of offshore technologies; and what discussions took place to implement this action point with (a) the Marine Management Organisation, (b) the Crown Estate and (c) other partners in the period August to December 2013.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

We continue to monitor progress on testing and demonstration, including consenting. The Crown Estate is taking forward a leasing programme to encourage further investment in a range of offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology.

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