New offshore wind farms built as part of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy are expected to turn the country into a net exporter of electricity

Environment



18 May 2022

By Adam Vaughan

TOPSHOT - The sun sets behind the Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay in the Irish Sea in north west England on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay

PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images

The UK expects to become a net exporter of electricity in just eight years’ time as the country implements its Net Zero Strategy.

The milestone would reverse decades of the country being a net power importer, using subsea cables to draw more electricity from French nuclear reactors and other European power stations than it sends in the other direction. Electricity imports into the UK hit a record level in August last year.

To meet its goal of reaching net zero emissions by …

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