Nova Scotia announced on Tuesday its intent to make offshore wind power a key driver of its future energy supply, setting a target of five gigawatts generated from offshore turbines by 2030.
Premier Tim Houston told reporters the ambitious plan to introduce offshore wind power would triple the province’s current total energy output of 2.5 gigawatts.
“The wind is there,” Houston said. “It’s up to us to have the leadership and the courage to harness it.”
The premier said that while Nova Scotia is in a race with other jurisdictions around the world to develop an offshore wind industry, the province has the proper wind speeds to be competitive.Read full article