Wind industry challenged to be more sustainable on decommissioning

The offshore wind sector must do more to embed sustainable practices – particularly when it comes to decommissioning, according to a leading academic.

Speaking during a session on sustainability during the Floating Offshore Wind 2022 conference in Aberdeen last week, Anne Velenturf, a senior research fellow in circular economy from the University of Leeds, took aim at current oil decommissioning practises and pressed the need for “proper decommissioning guidance” for the wind sector.

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