- sector /SEK-ter/
- initiative /ih-NISH-uh-tiv/
- anchor /ANG-ker /
- seabed /SEE-bed/
- renewable /ri-NOO-wuh-bl/
[noun] – one of the areas into which the economic activity of a country is divided
The financial sector has lost a lot of money.
[noun] – a new plan or process to achieve something or solve a problem
The initiative is aimed at helping young people.
[verb] – to lower an anchor into the water in order to stop a boat from moving away
The ship anchored near the shore.
[noun] – the solid surface of the earth that lies under the ocean
The ship has been lying on the seabed for more than 50 years.
[adjective] – Renewable forms of energy can be produced as quickly as they are used
We hope to have renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power in the future.
“It’s a big opportunity to create a new sector in Wales and the UK,” said the Crown Estate’s Nicola Clay. “This is absolutely going to happen, interest is growing.” Up until recently, the majority of the UK’s offshore wind farms were fixedly anchored into the seabed. Unlike traditional offshore wind farms, floating wind farms can be installed in deeper water where the wind is frequently stronger, like off the coast of Pembrokeshire. The wind turbines are attached or tethered to the seabed and float atop large steel constructions. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, an industry organization, estimates that the Crown Estate tenders, which will be released in the summer of 2023, might contribute up to £43.6 billion to the UK economy by the year 2050.
- What renewable sources of energy do you have in your country?
- Does your country have wind farms? Where are they located?
- Would you choose to build offshore wind farms? Why or why not?
- Do you agree that these wind farms could contribute to the betterment of the economy?
- What do you think of floating wind farms?