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  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the new energy legislation which calls for development of 1,600MW of offshore wind capacity by 2027 into law on Monday, 8 August. An Act Relative to Energy Diversity (H. 4568) requires utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 2,800MW of offshore wind and hydro energy in the next decade. “Massachusetts […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) has appointed Matt Bowden as the new Area Manager in Taiwan with the aim to strengthen its local business presence. Bowden is based in Taipei and will act as the key representative for SBO in Taiwan, providing strategic leadership in business development, sales & marketing and operations both locally and in other […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities

    German Federal Council (Bundesrat) did not accept the recently proposed offshore wind tendering model with open arms at its latest session on 3 July. The Council found the new model, introduced in a bill amending the existing Offshore Wind Act (WindSeeG), should go more along the lines of Contracts for Difference (CfDs). The amendment also […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has established the Virginia Energy Council, which will assist in the development and implementation of a cohesive, comprehensive, and aggressive energy strategy for Virginia and deliver recommendations for the Virginia Energy Plan. The Plan will be submitted to the General Assembly on October 1, 2014.   Secretary of Commerce and Trade […]

  • 17 January 2012

      COLLABORATION between companies will be vital if the Humber is going to harness its renewable energy ambitions, according to a leading solicitor working in the industry. Andrew Oliver, head of renewables at Andrew Jackson, which has offices in Hull and Grimsby, said new partnerships were crucial for success in the emerging green energy sector. […]

  • 27 November 2012

    Cape Wind secured another major milestone with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR to buy Cape Wind’s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.  Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “This decision helps secure the position of Massachusetts as the U.S. leader in […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) has announced it will no longer pursue its pilot tidal energy research project in Admiralty Inlet, west of Whidbey Island. “The PUD and its funding partners have worked for years to get regulatory clarity regarding the requirements and associated costs to enable a well-informed decision,” said PUD General Manager Steve […]

  • 6 October 2011

    RenewableUK, Britain’s largest renewable energy trade association, announces the creation of a new organisation, the Renewables Training Network (RTN), which will address critical skills shortages within the renewable energy industry. Businesses in the renewables sector have pledged the equivalent of £600,000 of support for the £1.2 million project. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills […]

  • 29 November 2012

    Essential legislation to power low-carbon economic growth, to protect consumers, and to keep the lights on was introduced to Parliament by Edward Davey today. Following extensive consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny, the Bill sets out radical reforms to the design of the electricity market that will kick-start a renaissance in construction of low-carbon energy infrastructure and […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

      Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered opening remarks at the bureau’s Atlantic Wind Energy Workshop in Herndon, Va. The bureau hosted the three-day workshop as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of the Interior and the Deparment of Energy to coordinate environmental monitoring […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Authorities

    Scottish homes would see significantly increased electricity bills if it becomes independent, because the country would bear the cost of renewable energy subsidies and infrastructure, which are now distributed across the United Kingdom, Energy Secretary Edward Davey said in his speech held at an energy conference organised by the Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. Following is […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      A boat with suspension, a giant robotic arm and a vessel resembling a seahorse are just three of the innovative concepts shortlisted by the Carbon Trust as part of a competition to solve the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely on to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in wave heights up […]

  • 29 October 2013

    Bluestream has taken delivery of the third of four ROVs ordered from Saab Seaeye in the last twelve months. Their new 2000 metre-rated Cougar XT is the second of this model to be added to the 11 strong ROV fleet operated by the Netherlands-based Offshore services company. Managing director, Rolf de Vries, sees the Cougar […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind power is plentiful, renewable, clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. The effects on the environment are generally less problematic than those from other power sources. In 2010, wind energy production was more than 2.5 percent of total worldwide electricity usage, and growing rapidly at more […]

  • 10 September 2014
    R&D

    IGERT fellow Zana Cranmer spent the summer collaborating with the Systems Analysis Lab (SAL) at Aalto University, just outside of Helsinki, Finland. She worked with Finnish researchers to develop a model to examine optimal planning approaches for long term, large scale offshore wind development. Cranmer’s advisor, Erin Baker, made the connection with the SAL through […]

  • 18 December 2014
    R&D, Training & Education

    At the SET-plan conference on 10 and 11 December, the European University Association presented a new project in partnership with the universities of KIC InnoEnergy (represented by KU Leuven) to facilitate energy-related research, education and training activities at European universities. Called UNI-SET (Universities in the SET-Plan), the project intends to stimulate the development of new […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The slowdown in the German offshore wind market is increasingly becoming an existential threat to Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active within the industry, according to the wind energy agency WAB e. V. According to WAB, Germany’s Federal Government has failed to meet its own goals formulated just before the last major amendment of […]

  • 16 April 2013

    Alstom presents from 15-19th April at the Bilbao Marine Energy Week -the largest European conference on marine energy- its state of the art technological solutions for renewable ocean energy. This event, organized by the EVE (the Basque Energy Agency) will host a series of symposia, seminars and other activities related to marine energy, where Alstom […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities

    Tomorrow, June 27, EU Heads of State and Government will meet in Brussels to debate on two burning issues: the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and an EU climate and energy framework for 2030 to be agreed in October. WWF stated that it fears that the discussion on who becomes the next president of the […]

  • 20 March 2013

    The band called ‘Offshore’ was invited to play at the Green Aruba Conference in 2012, which discussed the vast renewables potential of Aruba with special focus on new wind, water and sun energy technologies and their implementation. During the international conference called “Our Future with Green Energy”, the state of the art sustainable energy technologies, […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Marillyn Hewson highlighted the role of diversity and inclusion in driving energy innovation during an U.S. Department of Energy event yesterday in Arlington, Virginia. The forum marking the first anniversary of the Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative brought together key leaders from government, academia and industry […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    As part of President’s Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury today announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States. This important tax program is focused on strengthening America’s global competitiveness in […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities

    Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) launched a consultation on addendum to guidance under the Energy Act 2004 related to tidal lagoons attached to land. The addendum has been developed to ensure that existing requirements for the decommissioning of offshore renewable installations, as set out in the Energy Act 2004 and supporting Offshore Renewables […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will host public information meetings to discuss recent and upcoming planning and assessment activities related to future offshore wind projects in federal waters off Massachusetts. Topics will include an overview of the state’s new energy […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has invited the federal states and associations to provide comments on the 2016 Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2016) which includes a draft bill for the development and promotion of offshore wind energy – WindSeeG. The EEG 2016 proposes that the level of funding would no longer be fixed by […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The long-term financial viability of US offshore wind is as much dependent on the ability to rapidly secure early-stage construction wins, achieve energy generation success, and foster investor diversity, as it is on the completion on key auction wins and the steady progress towards of research- and-development milestones. This is according to PMSS America, Inc., […]