PM supports international green-energy link up

Plans to explore the linking up of green energy projects in the North, Baltic and Irish Seas were backed by prime minister David Cameron as part of the UK-Baltic-Nordic Summit held in London last week.

Cameron announced that energy ministers will work together through the North Seas Offshore Grid Initiative and share experience with ministers in the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) to ensure planning, market, regulatory and technical challenges are properly addressed and the right framework created for industry to invest in future projects.

An electricity supergrid could take green electricity produced in one country to another through thousands of kilometres of sub-sea cables.

Wind farms built out at sea could also be connected to a number of countries.