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  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK and Scottish Governments are holding a summit in Edinburgh dedicated to looking at maximizing the offshore wind sector. The event will take place on 2 May and will bring together trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies to look at how UK companies can benefit more from the build-out of offshore wind […]

  • 20 October 2015

    Europe’s ocean energy industry will meet with key political leaders at a high level summit in Dublin today to present a game plan for commercialising the ocean energy sector. The summit marks the start of the two-day Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition. “With leading companies, world class research facilities and great offshore resources, Ireland […]

  • 24 November 2015

    Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has accused UK Government of failing to meet its objectives and jeopardising energy security. While attending the International Tidal Energy Summit in London, Ewing described UK energy policy as “inconsistent, incoherent and ineffectual”. Ewing said: “Last week the UK Government made a ‘dash for gas’ to replace the UK’s ageing nuclear and […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    A ‘Green Bond’ which would allow savers to generate returns from the growth of the UK’s renewable energy sector should be launched by the next UK Government, the head of the sector’s trade body in Scotland has said. The plan was outlined today (Tuesday, November 4) at the launch of Scottish Renewables’ blueprint for the […]

  • 23 February 2012

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing yesterday met with members of Edinburgh’s Green Investment Bank Group in a last-minute push to secure the bank for the city. After his meeting he went to the Scottish Parliament to open a debate in support of the city’s bid for the bank. There is already cross party consensus on the […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Edinburgh’s bid to host the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has received a significant boost following the endorsement of a group of leading international fund managers. Chief Executives from Standard Life, Baillie Gifford, Kames Capital, Artemis Investment, Martin Currie and Aberdeen Asset Management have written a joint letter to Vince Cable and officials at the Department […]

  • 16 September 2015

    The UK is to host the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) for the first time. The event, now in its tenth year, will come to Edinburgh from February 23-25, 2016, and will be designed by an international committee of experts and industry organisations. Previous ICOE events have been held in Spain, Nova Scotia, France, […]

  • 5 June 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has hailed the opening of a new marine energy test centre at the University of Edinburgh as another positive example of the progress being made by the sector. The new £9.5m FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will have the capability to recreate scale version […]

  • 24 September 2015

    On Saturday, 26th September, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will join the research facilities at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’. “More than 500 visitors came to see the test facility last year’s Doors Open Day, and we’d […]

  • 15 July 2014

    SgurrEnergy has commenced a research project with the University of Edinburgh and ScottishPower Renewables to establish ways to reduce uncertainties for wave and tidal projects. The three-year project will provide solutions to some of the current issues in order to meet the needs of the growing wave and tidal industry and help to unlock the […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Tomorrow, European heads of state and government will hold a summit in Brussels where a crucial debate on Europe’s energy future will be high on the agenda. On this occasion CEOs of the largest energy companies that make up the “Magritte Group” will reiterate the need for comprehensive and ambitious but realistic and timely decisions […]

  • 31 May 2012

    A tidal and wave testing facility that is currently under construction is expected to make testing of tidal prototypes easier. According to, the FloWave TT test center is being built at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. The facility will contain the first water tank in the world capable of simulating waves of […]

  • 30 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On Saturday 27th September, the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility joined colleagues across the University of Edinburgh’s Science and Engineering campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’. More than 500 visitors were able to see the test facility being put through its paces, with in-depth explanations […]

  • 5 December 2011

    Richard Yemm was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry at Thursday evening’s Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh. The award from Scottish Renewables was sponsored by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and recognises exceptional contribution to the renewables industry. In the announcement of the award, Scottish Renewables recognised Richard’s long standing and […]

  • 8 December 2010

    SeaEnergy Renewables Limited (SERL), the 80% subsidiary of SeaEnergy PLC, has won the prestigious Best New Business Award at the Green Energy Awards, held by Scottish Renewables. The awards, hosted at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre, took place on Thursday 2nd December. The award recognises the work of innovative companies that are newly established and located […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has announced two successful UK funding applications to support technology development and environmentally sustainable development of commercial CETO projects. Carnegie recently won EU funding from the MARINETs Transnational Access initiative to support wave tank testing and validation of its next generation CETO 6 technology. Through its UK and Irish subsidiaries, CETO […]

  • 9 March 2012

    The headquarters of the GIB will be located in Edinburgh, with the GIB’s main transaction team based in London. This arrangement will enable a greater commercial reach nationally than could be achieved from one location. Sitting the bank across these two locations will enable the GIB to become a world leader, playing to the strengths […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has submitted a scoping report for the revised 784MW Inch Cape offshore wind farm to the Scottish Ministers.

  • 12 August 2014

    Rising stars in Scotland’s renewable energy industry will be recognised for the first time at Scottish Renewables’ sell-out Green Energy Awards 2014. Nominations for the prestigious prizes are now open, with new categories for 2014 also recognising the best in renewable energy photography, Engineering Excellence, and export success. The coveted awards, sponsored by EDF Energy […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The deadline for submitting the offers for Edinburgh-based wave energy company has passed. Earlier this month, joint administrators Blair Nimmo and Gary Fraser from KPMG said interested parties have until 9 November to make an offer for Pelamis Wave Energy. Mr Nimmo said: “We have been encouraged by the level of initial interest in Pelamis […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has submitted a request to increase the maximum capacity of the Inch Cape offshore wind farm in Scotland from around 700MW to up to 1,000MW. The developer said that the increase in capacity could be achieved without the need to change the parameters already approved in 2019 through the use […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scottish Enterprise has welcomed decision by Vince Cable that the headquarters of the new UK Green Investment Bank will be located in Edinburgh. Scottish Enterprise chairman, Crawford Gillies, said: “This is fantastic news for Edinburgh and for Scotland. The Green Investment Bank will be an enduring institution supporting the growth of the UK’s renewable energy […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control by Parkwind and Summit Tailwind Belgium over Northwester 2, a project company holding a 224MW concession in the Belgian North Sea.

  • 12 September 2013

    Flowave TT will welcome the public into their wave and tidal research facility for the first time. There will be a series of six visit opportunities during the annual ‘Doors Open Day’ day event on Saturday 28th September. Each tour will comprise a short presentation on the design, construction and operation of the test facility, […]

  • 7 February 2019
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) after a winning proposal was submitted by the University, a total of 70 researchers will be employed for […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Japanese giant Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe Ltd (MPSE) confirmed its announcement on investment of up to £100 million in an engineering facility in Edinburgh and thus strengthening Scottish economy, by bringing over 100 new jobs, BBC informs. The facility will carry our research and development into offshore wind turbine technology. Despite the surprise of a […]