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RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck has made a case for wind, wave and tidal energy to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Select Committee, which is now considering the findings of Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review.
RenewableUK has appointed the former Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby Melanie Onn as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
The UK is marking a record this year as it added more than 2GW of offshore wind capacity to the grid, which can produce enough clean electricity to power over 2,300,000 households per year.
The global market for offshore wind array and export cables is forecast to be worth GBP 13.6 billion if all the projects in the international 10-year pipeline come to fruition, according to a report published by RenewableUK.
Electricity generated from offshore wind in the UK in the first quarter of 2018 was at 7.9TWh, marking a 53% increase compared to the same period of 2017. This was mainly due to the increase in UK’s offshore wind capacity, which rose by 37% (2GW) over the last year.
The Crown Estate has received eight applications to extend existing wind farms offshore the UK by a total of 3 gigawatts (GW) capacity.
Following Crown Estate Scotland’s recent proposals to lease seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in the Scottish waters from the late 2020s, the UK offshore wind industry has shown its support emphasizing the positive impact the new sites would have on the country.
Official UK government statistics have shown that the public support for offshore wind is at its highest recorded level since the tracker began in 2012, reaching 83%.
Offshore wind farms generated a record 7.8TWh of electricity in the fourth quarter of 2017, spurred on by increased capacity and higher wind speeds compared to the same period a year before, according to a report by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
On Saturday, 17 March, wind farms across the UK reached a record output of around 14GW, supplying approximately 37% of the country’s electricity at one point during the day, according to data from Drax Electric Insights.
RenewableUK is predicting a significant fall in the cost of offshore wind when the results of long-awaited competitive auctions for new contracts to provide clean electricity are unveiled next week.
As the UK government is scheduled to announce the winners of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction in autumn, projections on the offshore wind prices are emerging, with results of the latest offshore wind tender in Germany setting a benchmark.
The UK has the most economically attractive offshore wind resources in Europe which could be expanded to almost five times its current level by 2030, a new study shows.
On 9 May, RenewableUK highlighted the benefits of renewable energy in a manifesto published ahead of the General Election in the UK in June.
The public support for offshore wind in the UK is at an all-time high, according to the newly released statistics issued by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
A report published by RenewableUK shows for the first time that UK-based companies working in the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors are exporting goods and services worldwide on a massive scale.
RenewableUK is calling on the UK government to make wind, wave and tidal energy key parts of its new Industrial Strategy.
UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered the Spring Budget 2017 on 8 March, according to which the Levy Control Framework (LCF) will be replaced with new set of controls later this year.
In her keynote Brexit speech – Plan for Britain – which includes 12 priorities that the UK government will use to negotiate Brexit, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear her support for renewable energy and said that the UK is at the forefront of fields such as science, innovation, and clean energy.