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European renewable energy industry organisations, including EWEA and Ocean Energy Europe, have issued a document identifying ten priorities for the 2016 renewables legislative package to regain global leadership in renewable energy. The position paper on post-2020 renewable energy framework sets out recommendations to enable the cost-effective fulfilment of both the 2030 renewable energy target and the EU’s […]
The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) has released a document setting out its research priorities. PRIMaRE, together with the South West Marine Energy Park (SW MEP), has put together a consortium of marine experts from across higher education, research and industry, which identified the research priorities and development needs required to speed up […]
In remarks at the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out the Department’s priorities for strengthening the nation’s economy with a balanced, prosperous energy future over the next two years. Read the highlights of the speech: Our economy has emerged from recession with a stronger, more stable […]
KIC InnoEnergy has published, together with Questel Consulting, a unique report on innovation to provide an in-depth understanding of the global competitive energy landscape. The Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities report is the first to identify and rank the top industry and academic players worldwide at the same time according to their […]
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has published its priorities for energy in Europe, promising to campaign for better support for marine renewables, to push for reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme and to work towards a nuclear-free energy future for Europe. With the EU playing a particularly important role when it comes to the direction […]
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has welcomed the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Report on Mitigation of Climate Change. The IPCC report highlights that whilst there are many pathways to emissions reduction the specific circumstances of individual countries and preferences of consumers and voters will influence the choice of pathway. Major technological change […]
In a paper published today at All-Energy conference and exhibition in Aberdeen, Scottish Renewables outlines the necessary actions … (scottishrenewables) [mappress] Source: scottishrenewables, May 19, 2011
The Obama administration apparently wants to put a top priority on wind energy from offshore Atlantic Ocean wind farms. By Dan Piller (desmoinesregister) [mappress] Source: desmoinesregister, February 03, 2011
JDR Cable Systems and the U.S. Tufts University have established a collaboration which includes an education office for students who wish to pursue an offshore wind career. The undergraduate Engineering Cooperative Education Office is dedicated to students who are in their junior and senior year and want to pursue a career in the offshore wind […]
Decisions on how US offshore wind farms will be financed are needed quickly to ensure smooth sailing for a growing number of offshore wind projects, according to a white report released by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW). “We may hit some windy financing turbulence with the loss of tax equities and safe harbor provisions […]
Vineyard Wind will implement recommendations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to guide the fisheries monitoring studies during the construction of the 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts. The recommendations will also be used to initiate longer-term studies as part of a regional approach to fisheries studies. SMAST’s studies […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is allocating up to USD 7 million in funding for offshore wind technology projects. The announcement represents the consortium’s first comprehensive solicitation for offshore wind technology projects as called for in its Research and Development Roadmap. Under the solicitation, the consortium seeks proposals that foster reductions in the […]
A survey commissioned by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has revealed that more needs to be done when it comes to adopting and sharing new data and digital technologies. 94% of the participants in the Digital Innovation Priorities Survey said there is a gap between the way in which the offshore wind industry currently operates, and […]
A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, will train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) after a winning proposal was submitted by the University, a total of 70 researchers will be employed for […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium has expanded its membership with three new state partners and three companies. The states of Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia have joined New York as state partner, and Vineyard Wind, EnBW North America and Anbaric Development Partners have joined the consortium’s the Board of Directors. Together with the New […]
The UK Newcastle College has installed a virtual reality system for offshore wind training at its Energy Academy. Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with Scotland’s Energy Skills Partnership, Heriot Watt University and Animmersion VR, the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training facility replicates working conditions experienced by turbine engineers operating on offshore […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has added three new categories under the Operations & Maintenance and Windfarm Lifecycle challenge area in Offshore Wind Innovation Hub’s (OWIH) guide.
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium has launched its first roadmap aimed at accelerating the development of the offshore wind industry in the United States.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is hosting four workshops with the fishing industry to identify priorities for the assessment of impacts offshore wind has on fisheries and ecological conditions.
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. has launched its GBP 1.5 million community fund with an initial GBP 500,000 to support local projects and priorities in Lincolnshire, UK, over the two years of onshore construction of the 860MW wind farm.
The development and adoption of international standards in the offshore wind sector could reduce transaction costs, improve safety and reliability, as well as increase consumer and investor confidence, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched a guide to the future priorities and opportunities for innovation that will help the sector achieve the goal of having 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the UK by 2030.
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. is setting up two funds to support the local communities living close to the onshore infrastructure of the 860MW wind farm located some 32km offshore Lincolnshire, UK.
DONG Energy will support two PhD research studentships at Durham University through the Durham Energy Institute (DEI). The PhDs will focus on the operation of wind turbines and helping to predict technical faults before they happen.
Siemens Gamesa has held its first shareholders general meeting since creation of the new company deriving from the merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power which closed last April.
The Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWiX) has announced the opening of a Call for Ideas for its first four innovation challenges, as identified by key players in the offshore wind industry.