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3 June 2011

  P&O Maritime Services announces the arrival of its Multipurpose DP2 Cable Installation vessel, the CS European Supporter, to Tyneside in the UK. Following an extensive conversion, the European Supporter has been specially equipped to install inter-array power cables in the rapidly expanding European Offshore Renewables market. Furthermore, the vessel has retained its capability to […]

12 April 2011

The European Atlas of the Seas was one of the actions outlined by the European Commission when it launched an Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union in 2007. A pilot version of the atlas has been available on DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries’ public website since May 2010. The latest version takes into account […]

30 March 2011

Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT), in partnership with RWE npower renewables, has today submitted a consent application to install a 10MW array of tidal stream turbines off the North West coast of Anglesey in 2015. The array, consisting of seven twin rotor turbines arranged across an area of 0.56km², will harness the power of the […]

25 March 2011 Business & Finance, R&D

Lews Castle College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, is to lead on a key research project that could help to make the Hebrides one of the most valuable and sought-after marine energy sites in Europe. The wave power to the west of the Outer Hebrides is said to be one […]

18 March 2011

NaiKun Wind Energy Group (“the Company") announced today that its offshore wind energy project has been granted a federal screening decision, confirming that Canada’s first offshore wind project can be constructed with no significant environmental, social or health effects. “This is an exciting and noteworthy milestone for NaiKun Wind and for British Columbia,” said NaiKun […]

15 March 2011

The first meeting of the governor's Fisheries Working Group on Offshore Renewable Energy nearly became the last.   By Steve Urbon (southcoasttoday) [mappress] Source: southcoasttoday, March 15, 2011  

25 February 2011 Business & Finance, Environment

On behalf of the stakeholders committed to restoring and enhancing the fisheries of the Great Lakes, the Committee of Canadian Advisors to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) congratulates the Ontario government on its recent decision to defer development of offshore wind turbine projects until further scientific information is garnered, analyzed, and impacts assessed. In […]

23 February 2011

Wind power and other renewables can play a significant role in a new global “green economy” while also helping mitigate climate change between now and 2050, according to an exhaustive new report released on Monday. Produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the 624-page report identified the energy industry as one of the key […]

3 February 2011 Business & Finance

Specialist renewable energy consulting firm PMSS today announced that Dr Steven Freeman is to join the company as the new head of their Environmental consultancy business. Steven Freeman has a 20 year record of achievement in environmental management, research and consultancy in coastal and marine waters globally, and has held a number of senior positions […]

24 December 2010

With Rhode Island Sound now looming as the next frontier for wind development near the Vineyard, the Ocean State’s Gov. Donald Carcieri summed up his state’s energy policy this month with a single phrase: “Spin, baby, spin!” The governor spoke at Roger Williams University on Dec. 10 at a meeting of the Rhode Island/Massachusetts joint […]

22 December 2010 R&D

Scientists from the BioDiversity Research Institute in Gorham have documented what they say is a significant migratory pathway for several species of falcons and northern saw-whet owls. The new study could have a bearing on where and how off-shore wind projects are sited in the future. Every spring and fall, thousands of eagles, falcons, hawks […]

21 December 2010

Well more than 100 fishermen and their supporters turned out at the Portuguese-American Club Saturday night for the first Fishermen's Night Out, a chance to socialize and compare notes about how to protect the rights of commercial fishermen in nearby waters. Hosted by the Martha's Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen's Association, the event's goal was to raise […]

12 October 2010 R&D

Offshore wind turbines could be sited in deeper water, closer to the shore off the UK coast to take advantage of stronger, more consistent wind speeds, according to the Energy Technologies Institute. Project Deepwater, a consortium led by Blue H with BAE Systems, the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CEFAS), EDF, Romax Technology […]

3 April 2010 Authorities

Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]