Despite a real boom in the development of global offshore wind power in recent years, several of the world’s leading economies are proving sluggish when it comes to catching up with the early pace setters.
Admittedly, both China and America have invested heavily in land-based wind farms over the last decade and a half. And, in all fairness, China has also made significant strides into the offshore market of late although offshore wind still accounts for a relatively small percentage of the nation’s total electricity use, relative to its size.
Surprisingly, perhaps, it’s the likes of the UK, Germany and Denmark that have really led the charge into the offshore wind sector. The Brits in particular have dominated in this respect indeed, they derived more of their energy from ocean farms in 2016 than they did from coal.
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