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UK coastal waters valued at £200bn by ONS – The Guardian

Estimate of marine assets balloons as offshore wind soars alongside seaside’s importance for recreation, carbon capture and wildlife

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The economic value of the UKs coastal waters has been put at more than £200bn amid growing recognition of the seas importance for renewable energy and as a barrier against global heating.
In an official estimate for the value of marine natural assets, the Office for National Statistics said offshore wind production had soared in value by 37 times in the past decade.
Reflecting the growth of renewable electricity generation, the annual value of offshore wind energy generation increased to £296m in…

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