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Green energy providers face cable shortage | FT Rethink

Rapid growth in renewable energy capacity is driving demand for long-distance transmission cables that can carry energy ashore from distant, deepwater wind farms, or transfer it between countries. But, as the FT’s Rachel Millard explains, analysts believe we could be facing a cable shortage by the second half of this decade, and getting plugged into grids could prove a greater challenge than generating the power itself