Electricity: Cost-competitiveness

Lord Fox Excerpts
Thursday 16th May 2024

(2 months ago)

Lords Chamber
Read Full debate Read Hansard Text Watch Debate Read Debate Ministerial Extracts
Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford (Con)
- Hansard - - - Excerpts

My Lords, shall we hear from the noble Lord, Lord Fox, and then the noble Baroness, Lady Fox?

Lord Fox Portrait Lord Fox (LD)
- Hansard - -

My Lords, a battery plant is being built in Somerset and electric arc steel is being put into Wales. It would benefit the country if offshore wind were built on the west side of it as well as the east. So can the Government explain what is happening to encourage offshore wind in the Celtic Sea and its environs?

Lord Callanan Portrait Lord Callanan (Con)
- View Speech - Hansard - - - Excerpts

There is already some wind generation, but of course the waters are deeper, which is one reason why we are developing floating offshore wind, which I referred to earlier.