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Senvion GmbH has filed for self-administered restructuring proceedings after refinancing discussions with lenders have so far not come to a positive conclusion. These preliminary self-administration proceedings relate to Senvion GmbH as well as its subsidiary Senvion Deutschland GmbH. The objective of the proceedings is to allow Senvion to proceed with the transformation process that was […]
Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the 2GW Star of the South, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed […]
Friends of the Earth Australia is calling on Energy Minister Angus Taylor to support the country's first offshore wind project, the proposed Star of the South in Victoria, as it has been detained by the federal Coalition government.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed UK Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis, at the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) Offshore Wind Turbine.
The former UK Defence Secretary and former Energy Minister, Sir Michael Fallon MP, will look into local content in the UK offshore wind sector and evaluate the effectiveness of the Government’s UK content policy, with the analysis and conclusions on the matter to be published in a report commissioned by Wilton Engineering.
Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt gave an approval to the Viking Link project, almost 760km long 1,400MW HVDC interconnector that will link the British and Danish transmission systems.
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, has issued a letter to the House of Representatives, informing it about the opening of the SDE+ subsidy scheme for renewable energy in 2017. Through tendering processes to be launched in spring and autumn of 2017, Minister Kamp plans to make EUR 12 billion available through SDE+. SDE+ (Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie/Encouraging […]
The Scottish Ministers have lodged an appeal against the Scottish Court of Session's decision in favour of the petition filed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to review the consent by the Scottish Ministers for four offshore wind farms in the Firths of Forth and Tay, Mainstream Renewable Power, the developer […]
Mainstream Renewable Power has urged Scottish ministers to appeal the recent judicial review of Scottish Court of Session which has ruled in favour of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and has put a stop to four offshore wind projects off the Fife coast, including Mainstream's 450MW Neart na Gaoithe. In October 2014, Mainstream was granted consent […]
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the new Ministerial line-up at Parliament House today, with Josh Frydenberg now heading the expanded Environment and Energy portfolio. The new portfolio combines all the key energy policy areas, Turnbull said. These include energy security and domestic energy markets for which he has been previously responsible, in the current portfolio, renewable energy targets, […]
Speaking at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind conference in Manchester, Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said that Scotland has the potential to be at the forefront in all stages of offshore renewable energy and that it is important to have high ambitions. He pointed out the fact that the Scottish Government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore […]
Scotland’s new Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, will give his first address to the country’s renewable energy industry tomorrow at Scottish Renewables’ Low-Carbon Heat Conference in Perth. He is expected to address topics including climate change, renewable heat and the new Energy Strategy for Scotland. Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “Scotland is already a world-leader […]
Danish Wind Industry Association warned that the government is creating uncertainty within the country's industry and energy sectors, following news that Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt wants to abandon nearshore wind farms. Should that happen, promises made in the Energy Agreement would be broken and the move would cost jobs and harm opportunities for Denmark to ensure cost-effective green […]
Subject to approval by Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Energinet.dk’s will invest DKK 100 million (approx. EUR 13.4 million) in two interconnection projects. The two projects include electricity interconnector between the UK and Denmark and new interconnection with Germany. Working together with the UK’s National Grid, Energinet.dk will connect the two countries’ electricity grid by […]
Scottish Minister for Energy, Fergus Ewing, visited Floating Power Plant's (FPP) stand at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), taking place from 23 to 25 February in Edinburgh. Minister Ewing learned more about the technology, the challenges and FPP's plans for developments in the UK from the company's team. FPP is developing the P80 wave and […]
Ségolène Royal, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has confirmed her participation in OEE2015 in Dublin. Minister Royal joins four other European ministers and an EU Commissioner already confirmed for the high level session at the conference. In a keynote speech on Tuesday 20 October, she will outline what the French government […]
Denmark’s foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, is visiting HUSUM Wind today. Besides attending a reception at the Danish pavilion, he will also be visiting a number of other exhibitors. All in all there are exhibitors from 25 countries at the fair. In addition to Denmark there are a number of exhibitors from two other neighbouring countries […]
Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based developer of wave energy technology, welcomed Carl Sargeant AM, the Minister for Natural Resources in Wales, to its offices on Thursday, June 26. The Minister enjoyed a presentation and guided tour of the business, which showcased the potential of the WaveSub, a wave energy converter being developed and tested by the […]
The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, has sent a letter to the House of Parliament with details about the offshore wind energy tender 2015. Subsidy for two sites in the Borssele zone will be made available with this tender. In the letter, the Minister has highlighted recent developments about the conditions of the first tender […]
German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius have invited around 35 ministers from all regions of the world to participate in the sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue from 17 to 19 May 2015. With the Dialogue, Germany and France want to pave the way for a successful outcome at the United Nations […]
The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be taken through the full ETV process, and […]
Companies in the offshore wind industry have written a letter to the 10 energy ministers of the North Sea region ahead of the informal energy council next week in Luxembourg. The letter, sent last night, calls for enhanced regional cooperation. North Seas Offshore Grid and Europe’s Energy Union Dear Energy Minister, The Informal Energy Council […]
Reflecting the UK Government’s commitment to developing low-carbon energy, Ministers have reaffirmed their support for Wave Hub and to ensuring the UK secures maximum benefit from the facility in the future, Wave Hub said. Wave Hub is wholly-owned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and exists to accelerate and support the development […]
Carl Sargeant AM, Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Renewable Wales Conference and Exhibition. Organised by RenewableUK Cymru and sponsored by Welsh Government, Renewable Wales will take place on Thursday, 21 May, in the Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff. Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend Renewable Wales […]
Ireland’s marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as €9 billion by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White. Speaking at the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Industry Day, in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Minister White also said his department’s support for research and […]
GEV Wind Power Projects Director, Alastair Gadney, was among the energy industry leaders to be hand-selected to meet with the RT Hon Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, at a recent roundtable discussion at the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce offices. The Minister led the group to discuss existing energy supply […]