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14 March 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are inviting the public to provide comments on the infrastructure for connecting the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind project to the grid. The parties said that by gathering feedback on the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) project now, most promising routes are included in […]

17 December 2018 Business & Finance

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd is consulting on the draft Decommissioning Programme for the 860MW offshore wind project prior to submission to the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

3 December 2018 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will issue this week a Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) of the 800MW Vineyard Wind project offshore Massachusetts.

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 […]

26 February 2015 Authorities

RenewableUK today commented on the results of the first auctions for renewable power held under the Contract for Difference regime. Commenting on the results of the auctions, RenewableUK Chief Executive Maria McCaffery said: “We are pleased to see these projects, which between them could power over 1.2 million homes, and create substantial numbers of jobs, […]

23 February 2015

People in Lincolnshire living close to the proposed onshore infrastructure of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm have just a few days left to take part in a consultation on a major new community investment fund for their area. The consultation, to understand local priorities for the funding, the sorts of initiatives which could be supported […]

6 January 2015 Environment

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is giving the public an extra two weeks to comment on wind energy project offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) plans to install and operate two 6 MW wind turbine generators as part of research activities plan called Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement […]

24 November 2014 Business & Finance

Neil Kermode, managing director of EMEC, commented on Pelamis’ last week’s announcement: “EMEC is saddened to hear that its oldest customer has gone into administration. “We have known many of the Pelamis team for years and all of us at EMEC are dismayed by this announcement.  As a test site we have seen the clever, […]

10 September 2014

RenewableUK has commented on new report titled “The Economics of Climate Change Policy in the UK”, which was commissioned by WWF and written by Cambridge Econometrics in collaboration with Professor Paul Ekins of University College London. The report shows that meeting the first four carbon budgets recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, requiring a cut […]

31 July 2014

Commenting on the announcement by Centrica and DONG Energy that they have jointly decided to cease developing wind farms in the Irish Sea Zone via their joint venture, Celtic Array Ltd, RenewableUK’s Director of Offshore Renewables, Nick Medic, said: “Although it’s disappointing that this particular project isn’t going ahead, the reasons are understandable – conditions […]

16 July 2014 R&D

RenewableUK has today commented on new research on tidal lagoon technology. The research shows that if six tidal lagoons were constructed around the coasts the sector could supply as much as 8% of the UK’s electricity needs and during peak of construction employ nearly 71,000 people. The paper, authored by Centre for Economics and Business […]

27 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Reacting to the publication of the National Audit Office report “Early Contacts for Renewable Electricity”, RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The NAO acknowledges that the awarding of Contracts for Difference under the FID-ER scheme created more certainty. Increased certainty brings costs down and helps establish an offshore wind supply chain in the UK. […]

25 April 2014 Business & Finance

The welcome news that Siemens plans a £160 million expansion to manufacture turbines in East Yorkshire, plus the UK Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) investment in the Westermost Rough project off the Yorkshire coast, must be balanced against high costs and risks but low confidence levels that could still affect future UK offshore wind developments, Green […]

14 March 2014 Authorities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it is seeking public comment as it prepares an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts from proposed wind energy research activities offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has requested a research lease and proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a […]

5 March 2014 Business & Finance

In a newly published report, Greenpeace claims that European energy utilities have spent their efforts on maintaining businesses mainly based on fossil fuels instead of promoting the introduction of renewable sources of energy. “Vattenfall is fully commited to act as a partner of the energy turnaround and will continue to seek good solutions for adapting […]

22 January 2014 Authorities

The EU commission today announced an EU wide binding renewable energy target of 27% by 2030. This will not be translated in to national binding targets on renewable energy as we currently have up to 2020. At the same time it was announced that the EU will set a target of a 40% cut in greenhouse […]

20 December 2013 Environment

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) has commented the announcement on Maryland Wind Energy Area lease: On December 17th, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that “Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today joined Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to announce the proposed notice […]

13 December 2013 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Crown Estate has commented the announcement on Race Bank sale. DONG Energy has acquired a 100 per cent ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development project Race Bank from Centrica. Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind at The Crown Estate, said: “We’ve seen some big announcements in offshore wind over the past month […]

4 December 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

DONG Energy has commented the announcement from the UK Government about new strike prices. Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy UK Chairman said: “We welcome the announcements from the Government on the FID-Enabling process and the strikes prices today. This is a concrete step in the right direction from the Government towards fulfilling the next phase of […]

13 September 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Able UK has today warmly welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s description of its plans for a multi-million Marine Energy Port on the South Bank of the Humber as a ‘very important investment’ and his promise to look at the issue of finalising a decision on the development. Mr Cameron was responding to a question in […]

5 June 2013

Commenting on the third reading of the Energy Bill, Alex Dawson, Chief Executive of TAG Energy Solutions and Chairman of North East Renewables Group, Energi Coast, said: “The Energy Bill debate surrounding decarbonisation continues to reaffirm the importance low carbon resources such as offshore wind will play in the UK’s energy mix.  “However, continuing delays […]

21 March 2013

EEEGR has released a comment on the Budget, delivered yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Parliament. Simon Gray, CEO of EEEGR, comments: “Whilst we welcome the positive moves on taxation benefits for decommissioning there is not a great deal in this for some of our smaller members who desperately need help in the […]

4 February 2013 Grid Connection

On its blog, Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) has commented on the Public Accounts Committee’s report regarding the costs of grid connections for offshore wind. The central finding of the report is that: “The terms of the transmission licences awarded so far appear heavily skewed towards attracting investors rather than securing a good deal for consumers.” […]

23 January 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Danish National Audit Office (Rigsrevisionen) has today published its report on DONG Energy. The report has been prepared at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee. In its report, Rigsrevisionen attaches importance to the fact that, since the  merger in 2006, DONG Energy has been pursuing a strategy designed to realign the company’s business […]

21 January 2013 Authorities

The application materials submitted by Deepwater Wind LLC for the proposed Block Island Wind Farm are currently out for public comment. The public comment period is scheduled to end on January 15, 2013. The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) comment period coincides with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ public comment period. To date, very few […]

19 December 2012 Authorities

On Tuesday 18 December 2012 the European Commission announced EU funding for two UK tidal projects under its NER 300 scheme; Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) Sound of Islay Demonstration Tidal Array, 20.7m € and Marine Current Turbines (MCT) Kyle Rhea Tidal Turbine Array project, 18.4m €. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “European […]