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  • 20 March 2013

    On March 18, Governor Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the final passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013: “Offshore wind is a potential win-win-win for Maryland. Today’s vote positions our State for greater job creation and opportunity, while moving us forward toward securing a more sustainable energy future. By advancing […]

  • 19 March 2013

    A pioneer for the development of marine turbines is the winner of this year’s Saltire Prize Medal Award. Professor Peter Fraenkel, MBE, who has been involved in the marine energy industry for more than thirty years, was presented with the award by Finance Secretary John Swinney at the Scottish Renewables Conference dinner in Edinburgh last night. […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Today, the 36th wind turbine will be connected to the grid at the Anholt offshore wind farm, which will bring Denmark’s connected offshore wind capacity to 1 GW, the Danish Wind Industry Association announced in a press release. This milestone cements Denmark’s central position in this field and leads the way towards 50% of wind […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Approximately 2,500 employees might leave the company when Vattenfall has to cut costs by SEK 3 billion during 2013 and by another SEK 1,5 billion 2014. Øystein Løseth, President and CEO of Vattenfall, painted a picture of 2013 and the coming years with a low electricity demand, an oversupply of CO2-emission allowances, production overcapacity and […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Following a successful first year, coastal communities across the United Kingdom are getting another chance to receive a multi-million pound boost from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF). Applications for this year’s pot of £27.8 million will open on 13 March 2013. The funds available have increased by over £4 million from last year’s £23.7 million, […]

  • 13 March 2013

    Sen. Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina.  The members issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Interior on February 28, urging it to move forward quickly in developing the state’s offshore wind resources.  “Offshore wind energy development enjoys broad public […]

  • 12 March 2013

    Natural Power’s Business Development Manager for Wave & Tidal, Sally Roberts, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors at Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF). OREF’s principal aims are to promote and develop sustainable local energy resources and promote local skills and expertise, benefiting the local community in Orkney. Sally commented on […]

  • 11 March 2013

    Wind energy in general is becoming a substantial part of the energy mix in many countries. Most of the operational wind turbines worldwide have been placed onshore, at sites which can be accessed quite easily for maintenance tasks. In many of these area’s the environmental loads are not that extreme. As the wind turbine industry […]

  • 11 March 2013

    Japanese Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara plans to promote wind power in Japan through offshore wind turbines, reports Kyodo News Service. The main reason for the poor offshore wind development in the country is a relatively short stretch of shallow waters, which are suited for the deployment of offshore wind turbines installed into the seabed. Floating […]

  • 8 March 2013

    A series of events, organised by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Energy Centre (EEC) will kick off on Monday in Edinburgh where the first Global Round Tables will be held, writes H&V News. UNEP and EEC will hold total of 5 events from 11 March to 26 March. These events will be […]

  • 8 March 2013

    Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced the establishment of a 100% owned subsidiary, CETO Wave Energy UK Limited and the appointment of Mr Allan MacAskill to the Board of Directors of CWE UK. CWE UK will be operated out of headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland and will be the platform for running all Carnegie’s […]

  • 7 March 2013

    As soon as the installation vessel is jacked up after turbine installation, the commissioning work will start. A work which will take approximately 14 efficient days before the wind turbine can be connected to the grid as a producing unit. Here, Siemens wind turbine technicians are securing the commissioning of the wind turbines in the […]

  • 4 March 2013

    The East of England is home to an energy industry that spans all sectors with a well-established and sizeable supply chain and workforce. Around 6,200 businesses are currently active in the region from all energy sectors, between them responsible for a total annual turnover of £12.9 billion and the employment of approximately 103,400 people. There […]

  • 3 March 2013

    Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney (all D-Del.) introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act to provide critical financial incentives for investment in offshore wind energy. This legislation would provide the offshore wind industry with enhanced stability by extending investment tax credits for the first 3,000 Megawatts of offshore wind facilities […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    On 26 February 2013, in Seoul, the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) launched “Innovation KR” (iKR), a new subsidiary company established to manage all non-traditional work. iKR will undertake engineering, consulting and, in particular, a wide range of R&D activity aimed at new and renewable energies and environmental issues. The new subsidiary will operate from […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Medium voltage cables are successively being installed at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm where 17 foundations were already installed. 80 wind turbines will be connected with the submarine power cables to the transformer station. A special cable-laying vessel CS Sovereign is performing the laying of the power cables. CS Sovereign will need to […]

  • 25 February 2013

    AREVA Wind, HTM Helikopter, Global Tech I and Trianel have presented a cooperation agreement for the service of North Sea offshore wind farms at the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) conference. The Helikopter Travel München (HTM) will provide transport to theoffshore wind turbine maker AREVA’s employees and customers, and materials for the Borkum Trianel and […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    After the RWE npower renewables released their plans on connection of their Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm to the grid, they have hit an obstacle. Mark Simmonds, Member of Parliament (MP) for Boston and Skegness, thinks that these plans are „unsuitable“, as he believes that the wind farm should be located appropriately and have local […]

  • 15 February 2013

    The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment proposes to ask the Northern Ireland Assembly to make new primary legislation, to introduce new powers relating to a regulatory regime for offshore renewable energy projects. Commenting on the consultation, Arlene Foster said: “The development of offshore renewable energy is an excellent opportunity for Northern Ireland in terms […]

  • 14 February 2013

    The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, Senate Bill 275, was put before the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, where Governor Martin O’Malley gave his testimony in favour of offshore wind. The first thing that Governor O’Malley highlighted was the offshore wind’s impact on employment in Maryland. Governor O’Malley told the Committee: “Off-Shore wind would […]

  • 13 February 2013

    At Subsea UK 2013 JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, won the 2013 Subsea UK Global Exports Award. The Award recognises excellence in internationalisation and was accepted by JDR’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Norman at the Awards dinner in Aberdeen. Andrew Norman, JDR Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I was […]

  • 12 February 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Last year, Vestas increased turbine capacity of V164 platform to 8 MW. The platform was developed with a possible potential of increasing the turbine size from the very beginning. In December 2012, DONG Energy and Vestas entered into a cooperation agreement on the testing of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine at Test Centre Østerild in […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    In completing over 85% of all energy resources assessments for the domestic scene, Partrac have established themselves as the leading survey company able to deliver high quality data from these environments. Technical Director Kevin Black said: “We have just completed internal reviews for our 2012 Annual  Report, and last year was an exciting year for […]

  • 7 February 2013

    The Poul La Cour prize for outstanding contribution to wind energy has been awarded this year to Professor Arthouros Zervos. The award was presented to Professor Zervos by Klaus Rave, Vice President of EWEA. Speaking at the presentation of the award at the conference dinner of the EWEA 2013 Annual Event in Vienna, CEO of […]

  • 4 February 2013

    The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures today in Vienna. At the opening of Europe’s leading wind energy event – EWEA 2013 – politicians and high level industry representatives also […]

  • 31 January 2013

    The significant contribution and key needs of the renewable energy industry to the economic and environmental future of Northern Ireland will top the agenda at the annual Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) conference being held today (31 January) in Belfast. The “NI wind energy – the scale of the opportunity” conference will also examine […]