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  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    GreenSpur Renewables has been awarded GBP 50,000 from the GBP 6 million SCORE fund, to move towards putting its low cost direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) to test at the 10MW+ level by the early 2020s. The company’s technology is using ferrites to create the magnetic field instead of rare earth sources currently used. Ferrites are […]

  • 18 June 2019

    GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world’s largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today’s offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Grant programme, Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE), has announced three new grant recipients, all whose projects illustrate the innovation and entrepreneurship thriving in the East of England’s offshore renewable energy sector. Working in collaboration with Cambridge University, Essex-based GreenSpur is developing a new cost effective generator design for the wind turbine market. […]

  • 29 August 2012

    As Reuters reports, German Chancellor Merkel’s cabinet gave a green light to a draft law aimed at spurring offshore wind development, which is the key part of the German green energy shift. The draft will now go through the parliamentary legislative process. So far the offshore wind development has been falling behind solar and onshore […]

  • 7 October 2012

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the September unemployment numbers on October 5, showing the economy gained 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. The following is a statement from BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster:  “Capping a summer season of moderate growth on a high note, today’s jobs numbers are encouraging […]

  • 11 February 2011

    Although many politicians in the US are still in denial about global warming and the nation’s frightening addiction to expensive, imported oil, President Barack Obama’s government continues promoting the development of an offshore wind sector. The latest evidence of the government’s realisation that wind power can help mitigate climate change, provide increased energy security and […]

  • 11 October 2010

    Although the British government is about to begin an aggressive series of budget cuts in order to help the moribund national economy recover from the ongoing financial crisis, its seems foolish to remove port infrastructure funding destined to spur even greater growth in the lucrative offshore wind industry. According to a report in today’s Guardian, […]

  • 5 April 2012

    Government has today launched its eagerly awaited £20 million Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD). This scheme will support up to 2 pre-commercial projects to demonstrate the operation of wave and/or tidal devices in array formation over a period of time. Organisations across the UK will be able to bid for a share of the […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    The New York State Public Service Commission has approved a 10-year, USD 5 billion Clean Energy Fund to advance wind, solar, energy efficiency and other clean tech industries, the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. The fund is expected to attract and leverage third-party capital to support the recently launched Clean Energy Standard’s goal to meet 50 percent […]

  • 29 April 2012

    On 26 April 2012, UK Prime Minister David Cameron addressed global clean energy ministers at the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) in London. The Prime Minister spoke about the need to create a more diverse, cleaner energy mix that enhances energy security, reduces emissions, and drives economic growth. He also noted the vital role of […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

    A consortium led by shipbuilder CSBC Corp. has launched a strategic alliance aimed at helping Taiwan reach 520MW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2020 and 3GW of installed capacity by 2025, the state-run Taiwan Today reports. The public-private consortium includes government-backed enterprises and research bodies such as the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan Power Co. and China Steel Corp., as […]

  • 10 May 2012

    Building partnerships and promoting wind energy for the future will be Vestas’ focus at the Danish Pavilion in the upcoming Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea.  Offshore wind holds vast potential as a sustainable energy source for rapidly growing countries, such as South Korea with its substantial coastal areas. EXPO 2012 provides an opportunity to […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gravitas Offshore Limited is the latest UK company to secure innovation funding from a DECC and Technology Strategy Board (TSB) innovation scheme to support the development of next generation offshore wind technology.  Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “The Coalition is committed to driving green growth and spurring on low carbon innovation. This […]

  • 31 July 2012

    The European Marine Energy Centre today (Tuesday, July 31) welcomed the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker to its world-leading facilities in Orkney as part of a governmental visit to the region. EMEC – the only accredited wave and tidal test centre for marine renewable energy in the world – provided the minister […]

  • 6 December 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has pointed to positive elements in the Autumn Statement, but warned key uncertainties remain on the future of the energy mix, which have been heightened by the gas strategy. The Statement itself contains a number of welcome elements, designed to increase growth […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Environment, R&D

    A 30% renewables target for 2030 would cut Europe’s reliance on gas imports by almost three times as much as the European Commission’s proposal for 27%, the Commission’s own figures show. In a letter to EU foreign ministers, The European Wind Energy Association’s (EWEA) chief executive Thomas Becker said that a renewable energy target of […]

  • 17 January 2012

    Green Power Conferences’ 3rd annual Offshore Wind Power USA, the premier conference for professionals in the U.S. offshore wind industry, has announced that two additional keynote speakers have been added to the already comprehensive roster of experts at the conference to be held February 22-24 at the Haynes Convention Center in Boston. Deputy Secretary of […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The European Energy Security Strategy, published today, shows that policymakers have opted to swap dependency on Russia for unstable regions in the Middle East and North Africa, while largely neglecting increased production of renewables as a key option for energy independence, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) stated. The European Commission has ignored its own 2030 […]

  • 27 August 2010

    Renewable energy is receiving a big push from the Obama Administration and from governments around the globe. Stimulus packages and government incentives for green technology has created jobs and established new industry, which in turn has sparked a brighter outlook on the world’s economy. Going into 2011 and beyond, SBI Energy has identified six clean […]

  • 1 December 2014

    The coalition’s industrial strategy amounts to “little more than economic tinkering” and cannot possibly tackle the structural problems facing the UK economy, a Civitas report warns. According to the think-thank the objectives set out by Business Secretary Vince Cable are too easy to achieve and fail to address important issues that must be overcome if […]

  • 30 July 2012

    The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters in the North of Scotland will today confirm their place on the global marine energy map with the launch of the area as a Marine Energy Park. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker will welcome the launch of the marine park during a visit to Thurso in Caithness, […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]

  • 22 May 2013

    Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Scottish Government for a 40MW wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis, Scotland – making it the world’s largest fully-permitted ocean energy site. The announcement was made by the Scottish Government’s Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Green Marine (UK) Ltd has carried out buoy maintenance on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project. Under the contract, which was awarded by Partrac, Green Marine used its vessel Green Isle to conduct the works. “These works were carried out safely, efficiently and on budget, utilising the small weather windows available,” said Green Marine. Hywind […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Training & Education

    Alstom continues spurring the job market in the Pays de la Loire Region, especially in the Saint Nazaire area. The Group is currently hiring people in the area, mostly operators, to work in the offshore wind turbine plant which was inaugurated in December 2014. Launched in the summer, the campaign will stretch until December 2015. […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Government’s Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has been assisting Siemens in its active search for UK suppliers, particularly for its Hull factory on Alexandra Dock. Paul Savvides, Head of Procurement UK and Ireland, Siemens Wind Power, received support from Fred Mead of the UK Government’s MAS GROW: Offshore Wind Programme in identifying suitable manufacturing companies […]