Diary: Offshore wind gets some mussel

First up, news reaches Diary that the cost of offshore wind could be set to drop further due to help from an unlikely source. According to reports, a scientific paper has found that the massive expansion in offshore wind turbines in the North Sea has created the perfect habitat for mussels - so much so that the paper estimates that the structures could soon hold a mussel population equivalent to 20 per cent of the entire coastal stock. Harvesting the mussels could bring the cost of offshore wind down by 10 per cent, the scientists suggest.

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