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Davey to host international clean energy talks

UK & US to reach agreement on floating wind turbines  

Floating wind turbines are to be the initial focus of a new agreement between Britain and the United States this week as international talks convene in London to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies.

Energy Ministers from 23 of the world's leading economies will gather in London on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss accelerating the transition to clean energy technologies.

The Clean Energy Ministerial will be co-chaired by UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey and US Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Alongside the talks, Ed Davey will sign a number of bilateral agreements with counterparts from other governments to work in collaboration over the coming years.

The UK and US will agree to collaborate in the development of floating wind technology designed to generate power in deep waters currently off limits to conventional turbines but where the wind is much stronger.

•    Full press release and background on the CEM is available on the DECC website

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)


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