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The World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member. WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable […]
Highland Council's North Planning Applications Committee has recommended that the Council raises an objection to the Moray West offshore wind farm, located next to the Moray East and Beatrice offshore wind farms.
Dutch energy major Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as a board level member.
The Barnstable Town Council voted unanimously to approve a transmission cable at Covell’s Beach that will connect the 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm with the regional electric power grid.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has become a member of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body representing the global wind industry, whose board of directors MHI Vestas representatives will soon join.
The Council of State, a high administrative court in France, has rejected the appeal of several associations opposing the construction of the offshore wind farm off Fécamp, according to the national media. With the appeal filed to the Council of State, the association challenged a decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal of Nantes, which voted in favour of the project in June 2017.
Germany's Federal Council (Bundesrat) has removed from the agenda a motion for a capacity increase in the country’s 2030 and 2035 offshore wind capacity targets.
The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.
The 964th meeting of German Federal Council, scheduled for 2 February, will review a motion requesting that the Federal Government increases the targets for offshore wind from the current 15GW by 2030 to 20GW by 2030 and 30GW by 2035.
On 18 December, the European Council adopted its position on a directive of reaching at least 27% of renewable energy share in the European Union's energy consumption by 2030.
A Cable Relay Station (CRS) for the Norfolk Vanguard project could turn out to be a stumbling stone for Vattenfall's proposed HVAC option, as North Norfolk District Council pointed to this part of the proposal as the one to be further examined, a little after Happisburgh residents voiced their concerns over this onshore solution at Vattenfall's consultation session mid-November.
The Baltimore City Council has voted 14 - 0 in favour of a resolution urging the Maryland Public Service Commission to approve one or both of the offshore wind farm proposals currently under consideration, the Clean Water Action reports
The Council of the Dutch Province of Friesland has approved the proposed EUR 127 million investment in the 320MW Friesland offshore wind farm (Windpark Fryslân), according to local media.
Scotland's Highland Council has decided to raise no objections to the construction of the Dounreay Trì Floating Wind Demonstration Project off the Scottish north coast.
Royal Boskalis Westminster's Works Council has unanimously rendered a positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced in early July, under which 24 vessels will be taken out of service in the coming two years resulting in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide. Part of the positive advice is an agreement to continue to […]
Floating wind technology developer Principle Power has joined the World Ocean Council (WOC), the global, multi-industry alliance on “corporate ocean responsibility.” Principle Power CEO, Joao Metelo, said: “Principle Power believes that WOC provides a unique, international multi-sectoral ocean industry forum that is important to the growth of our company and the offshore wind energy sector overall. For […]
David Currie, CEO of the UK-based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry JDR, has joined the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC). “I am very excited to join the Offshore Wind Industry Council and bring our unique perspective as a supplier across the energy sector. JDR is now the leading […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited will partner with the University of Western Australia (UWA) on a AUD 460,000 project part funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant to research and develop more efficient anchoring systems for wave energy converters. The project will use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate unique anchoring concepts, with the aim of developing novel […]
Carnegie Wave Energy (CWE) was presented with the Clean Energy Council Innovation Award for its CETO technology. The winners of the Clean Energy Council Industry Awards were announced on July 15 at the Australian Clean Energy Summit Gala Dinner in Sydney, Australia. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said innovative new renewable energy projects continued […]
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on the best in the business when it comes to innovation and community engagement to nominate for the Clean Energy Council Awards, to be presented at the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney in July. The awards recognise those companies that have demonstrated excellence over the last 12 months, with […]
Onshore construction has begun at Burbo Bank Extension, DONG Energy's 258 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 8 kilometres off the UK coast in Liverpool Bay. To support the development Wirral Council is jointly hosting a ‘Burbo Bank Extension Supply Chain Event’, to provide companies who could possibly benefit from the development the chance to […]
Four of Canada’s leading national renewable electricity associations have joined forces in an effort to clean up and expand Canada’s electricity systems. The newly created Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity will engage with Canadians on the opportunities to expand renewable electricity production and outline the benefits such expansion offers our communities, economy, and nation. The Council’s founding members […]
On April 21, the County Council of Erie County, Pennsylvania voted unanimously to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio leading the effort to develop the offshore wind industry in Lake Erie. Erie County becomes the first county outside of Ohio to join the public-private partnership. Membership […]
The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed DNV GL as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. DNV GL delivers testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, […]
Netherlands has joined the World Energy Council as its newest member country. Jeroen van Hoof, Chair of the World Energy Council’s Dutch member committee, commented: “Given the challenges that energy companies face nowadays in respect of the transition to a more mixed fuel supply, lower energy prices and the current turmoil on their business models, […]
DHI, an independent, international consulting and research organisation, has joined World Ocean Council (WOC). By collaborating with the diverse international ocean business leadership community that comprises the World Ocean Council (WOC), the organisation aims to better engage in sustainable development and stewardship of the marine and coastal environment. ‘We will be part of the ocean business community in […]