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  • 25 July 2018

    SSE has welcomed the approval of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland, however, the company said it had concerns that the potential size of the future individual auctions outlined in the RESS design “may be too small to allow large-scale offshore wind projects to commercially progress forward.”

  • 25 July 2018

    On Tuesday, 24 July, the Irish government approved a new scheme that will support renewable energy projects through a series of auction, with the first competitive process scheduled to take place in 2019 and set to deliver ‘shovel ready’ projects.

  • 2 December 2019

    Ireland has revealed details of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction which has received government approval as the country looks to move to 70% renewable electricity by 2030. RESS is an auction-based scheme which invites renewable electricity projects, including offshore wind, to bid for capacity and receive a guaranteed price for the electricity they […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) David Connolly has called for greater urgency from the Irish government and political system to support the development of offshore wind. According to Connolly, Ireland’s Climate Action Plan sets out the vision and actions on how offshore wind can be developed, but a sense of urgency is also necessary, from both […]

  • 2 January 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on for the month of December 2019. Turbines Wanted for 900MW German Offshore Wind Farm EnBW He Dreiht GmbH is seeking a turbine supplier for the 900MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Ming Yang Rolls Out First 10MW Turbine Nacelle China’s Ming […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    Offshore wind is an efficient and realistic way for Ireland to take the big strides the country needs to hit its renewable energy targets and avoid EU fines for failing to do so, said Managing Director of SSE Ireland, Stephen Wheeler.

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ireland is the only European Union country with an Atlantic coastline that is not developing its offshore wind resource, which is not only placing the country at an economic and competitive disadvantage, but also results in missing out on a large number of associated economic and social benefits, according to the latest report from KPMG.

  • 10 June 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The consultancy company Navigant has delivered a report to Irish transmission system operator EirGrid, which will help determine the best grid development policy model for Ireland. Eirgrid commissioned the report from Navigant after being directed by the Irish government to develop an Options Paper on offshore grid models. Along with the report, the Irish government […]

  • 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.

  • 6 November 2017

    Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is running the final public consultation on the development and design of a new renewable energy support scheme, with the consultation period closing on 10 November. 

  • 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.

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission (EC) has approved support to the Rentel and Norther offshore wind projects along with authorising Belgian plans to finance electricity generation from offshore renewables. The EC found that that Belgian scheme and the two offshore wind projects are in line with the 2014 Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy. They […]

  • 19 January 2015

    With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide GBP 500 million loan for a GBP 1.2 billion Caithness Moray transmission network project aimed at improving connections between offshore renewable energy schemes in the north of Scotland and the national power network. The new investment includes a new 1,200 megawatt subsea cable between Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) issued a report Early Contracts for Renewable Electricity today. The NAO said that it is not convinced that the Government sufficiently protected consumers’ interests by awarding without competition £16.6 billion worth of early contracts to eight renewable generation projects at risk of investment delay. This decision may provide higher returns to contractors than […]

  • 5 December 2013

    Responding to announcement from HM Treasury on future levels of financial support for the renewable energy industry, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “There is a huge debate on the impact of energy bills and the renewables industry is focused on getting costs down as government seeks to reduce financial support to the […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has opened a new technology centre in Cumbernauld that will allow the energy industry to simulate real life conditions to test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in Great Britain.

  • 15 January 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The Teesside offshore wind farm has reached an important milestone with the installation of the project’s first turbine. Operator EDF Energy Renewables has now completed the installation of the tower, nacelle and rotor blades of the first of the 27, 2.3MW wind turbine generators to be erected on the 62MW scheme. Commissioning tests on the […]

  • 6 November 2013

    Energy Secretary Edward Davey  reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the renewable energy sector, as further investment of £2.5m in offshore wind innovation projects was announced at Renewable UK conference in Birmingham. Edward Davey said:  “The renewable energy sector supports 35,000 green jobs and the sector is crucial to green growth and energy security.  “A mix of […]

  • 14 September 2012

    Research and Markets has announced the “Analyzing the Wind Power Market in EU” report. Europeans have always been highly favorable to wind energy, and over the last eight years, only new gas capacity has exceeded new wind power capacity in the EU. While wind energy today meets 3.7% of EU’s electricity demand, the technology is […]

  • 15 July 2015

    The innovation fund provided for in a reformed Emissions Trading Scheme must take into account the specific finance needs of the emerging technologies for which it was created, Europe’s ocean energy industry stated today. The comments follow the publication of the European Commission’s proposal to amend the Emissions Trading Scheme Directive. “We welcome the creation […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) invested almost GBP 1.2 billion in renewable energy projects in the UK throughout 2016. New EIB support for renewable energy related investment it the UK last year included GBP 500 million for a GBP 1.2 billion Caithness Moray transmission network project to reinforce electricity transmission in northern Scotland and improve connections between […]

  • 27 March 2013

    Ian Swales MP has taken the opportunity to take a closer look at the work going on behind the scenes of Redcar’s new offshore wind farm as the installation of turbines approaches the halfway mark. EDF Energy Renewables hosted a special visit by the Redcar MP to its Port of Hartlepool supply base and specialist […]

  • 19 December 2013

    After the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in March 2011, Germany embarked on an unprecedented shift in energy politics: the German energy transition, Energiewende, put an end to nuclear energy and boosted renewable energy sources. Sabine Froning, Director Business and Stakeholder Relations at Vattenfall, has taken a look at four cornerstones of how Germany’s newly elected […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    The Scottish Government today announced that the Carbon Trust will be running a new dedicated wave programme to help commercialise wave power in Scotland. The new scheme was announced by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. The £18m Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF), launched at All-Energy last year, will now […]