‘We’ve lost a year’: political turmoil delays UK-Sahara energy link

By Alex Lawson Energy correspondent Exclusive: Dave Lewis, chair of the startup hoping to provide 8% of Britain’s energy, talks about net zero frustrationsAn £18bn project to connect Britain with a huge wind and solar farm in the Sahara through an undersea cable has been delayed by at least a year because of political ructions in Westminster.The energy startup Xlinks hopes to provide 8% of Britain’s energy supplies through a 3,800km (2,360-mile) cable linking Morocco with the UK, powering 7m homes by 2030. Continue reading…

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