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UK names chair for offshore wind cost group

LONDON (Reuters) - The British energy minister on Friday appointed a director at Scottish Power Renewables to lead its task force on reducing the levelized cost of offshore wind to 100 pounds ($165)...

LONDON (Reuters) - The British energy minister on Friday appointed a director at Scottish Power Renewables to lead its task force on reducing the levelized cost of offshore wind to 100 pounds ($165) per megawatt-hour (MWh) by 2020.

Andrew Jamieson, regulation and markets director at Scottish Power Renewables and chair of green energy body RenewableUK, will head with immediate effect the government's working group to help industry bring down the cost of offshore wind.

"Mr Jamieson has been invited by the Energy Minister, Mr Charles Hendry, to chair the task force and provide an industry lead in driving the work necessary to bring the levelized costs of offshore wind down to 100 pounds per MWh," the Department for Energy and Climate Change said in a statement on Friday.

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