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  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved three schemes to support electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark in 2018 and 2019.

  • 28 July 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Since the Extraordinary General meeting held on 19 December 2014 which approved the acquisition by General Electric of Alstom’s Energy businesses, both companies have been working with regulators around the world to secure competition and regulatory authorisations. Approvals have already been granted in 15 countries. The European Commission has been looking at the impact of […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control… (neurope) [mappress] Source: neurope, November 28, 2011

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has concluded that a UK scheme called “Contracts for Difference” that promotes the generation of electricity from renewable sources is in line with EU state aid rules. In separate investigations, the Commission has also found that public support worth GBP 9.7 billion (around € 12.3 billion) to five offshore wind farms is […]

  • 12 October 2016

    European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic met with 11 chief technical officers (CTOs) from the wind industry at the beginning of this month at the WindEurope Summit 2016 in Hamburg. CTOs from ABB, Iberdrola, Vestas, DONG Energy and Siemens presented Sefcovic with a new study on research and innovation (R&I) – known as the […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Environment

    Marine renewable energy has enormous potential, however, due care should be taken that possible environmental impacts are brought to a minimum to address public and other stakeholders’ concerns for such projects. To be able to propose technical mitigation measures, a clear understanding is needed of the likely environmental impacts of noise (during both installation and […]

  • 28 March 2013

    The European Commission has released a Renewable energy progress report yesterday. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States’ progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy towards the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains sections on the sustainability scheme for biofuels and bioliquids consumed in the EU and on the […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

    The European Commission has published a call for proposals to implement the first phase of the Blueprint for sectorial cooperation on skills throughout the maritime technology industries, including offshore wind.

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has granted investment aid for the construction of the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB) which will be used for shipping wind turbines to offshore wind farms. The new offshore terminal will be built south of Bremerhaven, in a bend of the River Weser, as a heavy-cargo, assembly and transhipment facility for the wind […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Merkur Offshore GmbH by APG Asset Management N.V. and InfraRed Capital Partners Limited. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the companies’ moderate combined market positions resulting from the proposed transaction. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities

    The European Commission’s Energy Union proposal to establish post-2020 legislation for renewables is a clear signal to investors that Europe is open for business on zero-carbon energy, said the chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association. The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as soon […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Grid Connection

    Europe’s largest industrial alliance for interconnection, the Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) welcomed the newly appointed European Commission (EC) 2014-19 following its approval by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on October 22, 2014. Speaking in Brussels, FOSG Chairman, Pierre Bernard said: “We are confident that, under President Juncker’s leadership, and the steering of Messrs. Maroš Šefcovic […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Norther NV by Diamond Offshore Wind Holdings II BV of the Netherlands, Eneco Wind Belgium NV and Elnu NV, a subsidiary of Elicio NV, all of Belgium. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control over Diamond Transmission Partners Galloper (Holding) Limited by Diamond Transmission Corporation Limited (DTC) and InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (IRCP), all of the UK. Diamond Transmission Partners Galloper is the holding company of the offshore transmission owner (OFTO) for the Galloper […]

  • 17 January 2011

    Scotland’s key role in developing renewable sources that could power the continent has been acknowledged by the European Commission.   (yourrenewablenews) [mappress] Source: yourrenewablenews, January 17, 2011

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels

    The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of VolkerWessels Offshore by Boskalis. The EC concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because it would not significantly change the market structure. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. VolkerWessels Offshore comprises three businesses, namely Stemat Holding […]

  • 3 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    The European Commission has selected a consortium led by eclareon, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) and WindEurope to explore health, safety, and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector. The “wind harmony” study will examine the alignment of HSE standards from construction, through operation and maintenance, to decommissioning, covering both onshore and offshore […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    The European Commission has approved certificates scheme for renewable electricity implemented in Flanders, Belgium, saying that the scheme is in line with EU State aid rules.

  • 25 July 2012
    Authorities

    The European Commission has today taken action to shore-up the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) by proposing to delay the auctioning of carbon allowances. Delaying allowances is needed to prevent further falls in the carbon price. The move must now be agreed by Member States and the European Parliament.  “The European Commission has finally taken […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved the sale of the UK Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) offshore wind farm portfolio to Macquarie Group Limited of Australia and Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USSL) of the UK.

  • 29 August 2012

    The European Commission is opening a public consultation on “Marine Knowledge 2020: from seabed mapping to ocean forecasting”, reported Utility Week. Namely, the EU Commission wants to make private marine data public. For example, seabed surveys used by companies to obtain licenses for offshore wind development could be used publicly. The Commission thinks that the […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved the support for six French offshore wind farms selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds. The projects include Courseulles-sur-Mer, Fécamp, Saint-Nazaire and Saint-Brieuc from the Round 1 tender in 2012, as well as Round 2 winners Dieppe-Le Tréport and Ile d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier from 2014. The selected offshore wind farms will receive support in […]

  • 7 February 2011
    Authorities

    In November the European Commission published its communication on the EU’s new energy strategy for the years up to 2020 in a fl urry of excitement. But what exactly does the communication say, and how will this affect Europe’s wind energy industry? As EWEA fl agged up in its initial press release, part of the […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    The European Commission has approved unconditionally the acquisition of LM Wind Power of Denmark, by General Electric Company (GE) of the US after concluding that the proposed acquisition would not result in a significant reduction in competition in the EU’s Single Market.

  • 21 June 2012

    The European Commission needs to encourage EU Member States to carry out maritime spatial planning, and co-operate on how they use their sea space, due to the growing number of users of Europe’s seas – including offshore renewable energy – a new report, co-financed by the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe programme, finds. The report […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission (EC) is reviewing the acquisition of LM Wind Power by GE to determine whether GE filed misleading information regarding its offshore wind technology plans during the review of the acquisition.