Work has started in the North Sea on what is expected to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. SSE and Equinor hail first of 277 units that will support GE Haliade-X turbines at massive development off eastern England. The first of 277 turbine foundations are being installed at Dogger Bank, off the Yorkshire coast, […]

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Chris Grayling, MP, is introducing a Ten Minute Rule Motion entitled ‘Marine Protected Areas (Bottom Trawling)’. We covered previously that a study noted that Brexit may bring some benefits to the environment as it has enabled the UK to reclaim the autonomy to designate offshore marine protected areas. For example, this has enabled a proposal to […]

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Part of the UK Government’s ‘Benefits of Brexit’ document contains a small section entitled ‘Flourishing offshore Marine Protected Areas’. The report talks of ‘one of the biggest challenges for the UK previously was securing other countries’ endorsement for offshore Marine Protected Areas management measures through the Common Fisheries Policy process. Now that we are an […]

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