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  • 29 December 2010

    Life on the green front has been admittedly glum in 2010. A series of deadly spills and explosions, only the least of which was the BP Gulf mess, haven’t yet led to serious reforms; what’s more, the climate bill died a tortured death in the U.S. Senate this summer. All while we are on track […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Tim Curtis has been appointed as managing director of Ricardo Energy & Environment, taking over from Robert Bell, who retires following a 40-year career with the company. Commenting on this new appointment, which builds on his previous senior managerial positions with the company since 2007, Tim Curtis said: “It is a privilege to be appointed […]

  • 5 August 2014

    Experts advising the Isle of Man Government on offshore wind energy development have described how developers in the UK and overseas take measures to protect the marine environment. The Government is seeking bids from developers wishing to generate wind and tidal energy for export. A tender process is under way. The move, outlined in the […]

  • 20 May 2014

    Marine ecologists and oceanography experts from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have yesterday (19 May) embarked on a four week survey as part of ongoing work to improve scientific understanding of Scotland’s natural marine environment. Utilising SEPA’s survey vessel, the Sir John Murray, data and samples will be collected from locations across Scotland’s west coast, […]

  • 9 September 2013

    Scientists at the University of Hull and the Holderness Fishing Industry Group are conducting a study on the environmental impact of offshore wind farms, reports BBC news portal. Namely, scientists are surveying the Westermost Rough location, where Done Energy is planning to install 35 wind turbines. They will also conduct a survey after the installation […]

  • 20 December 2012

     As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Granite Staters to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment New Hampshire released a new Environment New Hampshire Research & Policy Center report that shows that New Hampshire’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution […]

  • 22 August 2010

    Xzeres Wind Corporation (OTCBB: XWND) announced today the introduction and availability of two additional distributed energy, small wind power systems for marine applications and environments, the XZERES 442M 10kW and XZERES 110M 2.5kW marine units. Xzeres Wind Corporation (OTCBB: XWND) announced today the introduction and availability of two additional distributed energy, small wind power systems […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier has begun his four-day 2012 summer tour on 19 August in northern Germany. It is a symbol of the energy transition and marks the start to further discussion and visits to various German regions and Berlin. In the center of the 2012 summer tour are the three major topics of […]

  • 19 December 2012

    Environment Minister Dr. Stefan Birkner visited ENOVA last Thursday. The focus of the meeting was the discussion on various topics of renewable energy. The Environment Minister has confirmed that the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) still has a priority. Onshore and offshore wind power and photovoltaics electricity production take priority. Birkner was impressed on the performance […]

  • 2 May 2012

    The Polish Environment Ministry and the State Geological Institute say that the most of the Baltic Sea area is rich in shale gas and reserves of aggregates. Therefore, it says that the area should be excluded from the offshore wind activity, according to Windpower Monthly. The Infrastructure Ministry has been reviewing applications from 59 investors that […]

  • 18 September 2012

    The leading international wind energy trade fair is opening its doors in North Friesland for the 13th time. This year, the honour of officially opening the trade fair was given to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of the Environment. In addition to the optimistic, happy atmosphere and short routes on the trade fair site, the usual […]

  • 22 August 2012

    During a visit to the wind turbine manufacturer AREVA Wind, the Federal Environment Minister, Peter Altmaier, was given a demonstration of the proven offshore technology. Yesterday the Federal Environment Minister, Peter Altmaier, paid a visit to the AREVA Wind production site in Bremerhaven. Accompanied by the General Manager of AREVA Wind, Jean Huby, the minister […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Iberdrola USA Foundation, in conjunction with Fundacion Iberdrola of Spain and Scottish Power have announced this year’s Iberdrola Scholarship Program for Energy and Environment Postgraduate Studies in the U.S. recipients. The following students will receive more than $300,000 in total for graduate studies in Maine or New York for the 2013/2014 academic year. University […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    In a joint effort to safeguard and bolster the Caribbean region’s tourism-dependent economy, fifteen Caribbean governments and seventeen corporations met on Necker Island, home of Sir Richard Branson , in the British Virgin Islands this weekend and committed approximately $64 million USD to preserve and protect the region’s marine and coastal environment, and accelerate efforts […]

  • 17 March 2011

    The negative impacts of offshore wind power can be avoided altogether or mitigated through proper planning, people attending a panel session at the EWEA2011 Annual Event heard Thursday. Dan Wilhelmsson of the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences added that the offshore wind power sector can even be positive for the local marine environment. […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Authorities, Environment

    Scotland’s Environment Minister, Stewart Stevenson, has highlighted Scotland’s world-leading role in both the development of renewables and in championing the need for climate justice for the world’s poorest communities as he marks World Environment Day. The theme for World Environment Day is ‘The Green Economy’, Scotland has around a quarter of Europe’s offshore wind and […]

  • 11 November 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    On 6 November 2012, Prof. Grossmann had the opportunity to present GICON innovations in the renewable energy sector to the German Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier and to Andres Lämmel, member of German parliament representing Dresden. Prof. Grossmann was thus also able to report that a biogas plant designed by GICON utilizing the GICON Biogas […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Land and Environment Court in Växjö, Sweden has issued a positive opinion regarding the Blekinge Offshore AB’s application for a permit to construct and operate the Blekinge offshore wind farm in Hanöbukten. Construction of larger wind farms requires good connectivity to the grid, and for this project the right place is in Karlshamn, Blekinge. The […]

  • 13 September 2012

    Environment North Carolina, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organisation, will host a press conference today to present its latest report on the North Carolina’s offshore wind potential, writes Lumina News. David Rogers, Environment North Carolina’s field director stated that NC has a potential of 297 GW of offshore wind power. Beside Rogers, the Sierra Club’s Zachary […]

  • 19 May 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ambitious plans for the development of offshore wind energy projects in Scotland took a significant step forward today. The Scottish Government launched a 12 week consultation detailing draft plans to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and realise Scotland’s multi-billion pound potential in renewables. The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Development Plan for Offshore Wind sets out […]

  • 22 August 2012

    Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister, Alex Attwood MLA, today visited, for the first time, the Siemens-owned SeaGen tidal energy turbine at Strangford Lough. Minister Attwood climbed aboard SeaGen and met members of the SeaGen project team, who explained how the technology operates and the work that has been carried out locally to develop this pioneering green […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Prince and Princess of Asturias have hosted in Madrid the award ceremony of the Fundacion IBERDROLA scholarships for students and young researchers, granted every year through different programmes. The event was also attended by the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Jose Manuel Soria, the Chairman of IBERDROLA, Ignacio Galan, and the Chairman of the Fundacion IBERDROLA, Manuel […]

  • 31 May 2010
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    After a long debate, the Environment Minister Karen Ellemann has announced that is has now been decided that the test center with 250 meter high wind turbines is to be located in Østerild in Thy. The purpose of the new test center is to test the future’s offshore wind turbines with a height of up […]

  • 15 August 2011

    If you were looking for the absolute worst place in the United States of America to install a massive wind turbine industrial complex, then…   By Richard Moore (valleycentral) [mappress] Source: valleycentral, August 15, 2011

  • 26 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Victorian Minister for Planning has decided that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) is required for Star of the South, the first offshore wind project in Australia. The Minister explains that the project has the potential for a range of significant effects on native vegetation, habitat of terrestrial and aquatic species, water environments, Aboriginal cultural […]