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New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has requested the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to establish an intergovernmental offshore renewable energy task force for the state. The purpose of the task force would be to facilitate coordination and consultation among federal, state and local governments on renewable energy commercial leasing proposals in federal waters […]
Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Ørsted for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, under which MRE will provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels in case of need during the turbine installation and commissioning.
GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) has voted to modernize Europe's electricity markets by approving the recast Electricity Directive & Regulation, two of the main files in the Clean Energy Package. According to WindEurope, priority dispatch, which guarantees renewables are injected first into the grid, will continue to apply to existing wind […]
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has won a contract to supply temporary power, personnel and a multi-purpose vessel to GE Renewable Energy for the Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
Supplier of generators, vessels and personnel to the offshore renewables sector Manor Renewable Energy Ltd. (MRE) has acquired the entire share capital of UK ship builders Manor Marine UK Limited (MM).
Iceni Marine Services is supporting Manor Renewable Energy's work at the Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk, where Manor is providing a temporary power solution during the wind turbine installation and commissioning.
Environment Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have proposed that the share of renewable energy in the European Union’s gross final consumption of energy should be at least 35% by 2030.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting on 3 October in Riverhead, New York.
DNV GL has opened the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants.
The global drive for low-carbon solutions has powered more renewable energy technologies looking to hit the market and Lloyd's Register is one of the first-hand witnesses of this as the company is seeing an increase in inquiries for technology qualification and foresees a significant growth over the next 5 to 10 years, according to John Yates, Offshore Business Development Manager at Lloyd's Register.
After recently signing several contracts for offshore wind projects, Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) is expanding its teams both in the UK and across Northern Europe, and plans to surpass 100 staff by Q3 2017.
After entering renewable energy development partnership with GE last year, Italian oil and gas company Eni made another move into the sector as it signed an agreement with Statoil for the development of clean energy projects on 14 March.
CSA Ocean Sciences, Oasis, and Dutch company TNO Maritime & Offshore have been awarded a contract from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for a project related to underwater noise during offshore wind construction offshore activities.
Taiwan's government plans to phase out nuclear power plants and have an energy mix containing 50% natural gas, 30% coal and 20% renewable energy by 2025. The country's energy plan, announced by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, also involves improvement of the power distribution system.
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 […]
GE Renewable Energy marked a 32 per cent rise in orders in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier. GE's renewable energy arm attracted USD 3.3 billion worth of new orders in the last three months of 2016. Core GE wind orders were higher by 48 per cent and climbed […]
Scotland's Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, has called on the UK government to ensure that renewable energy investment is a key priority in their forthcoming Industrial Strategy. Renewable energy resources have grown to become a major industrial sector in Scotland, with 14,000 people, among a total of 43,500 in low carbon sectors, […]
In the first quarter of 2017, the Spanish Government will carry out a new renewable energy tender and has submitted a regulatory proposal to the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) to be able to incorporate 3,000MW of new renewable energy into the electricity system through a competitive tender. The tender will be carried out as a […]
China plans to invest CNY 2.5 trillion (USD 361 billion) in renewable energy projects by 2020, according to the country's National Energy Administration (NEA). The announced investment is part of the country's 13th Five-Year Plan for Renewable Energy Development which is expected to ensure that renewable energy projects contribute to half of the country's electricity generation by […]
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published a guide to help the public understand BOEM's process for overseeing renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and to highlight opportunities for public involvement. BOEM is the US federal agency responsible for issuing leases, easements, and rights-of-way for renewable energy projects on the OCS. The […]
The European Commission has found amendments to the German Law on support to the production of renewable electricity (EEG 2017), which stipulate that support will mainly be granted through competitive auctions and not through feed-in tariffs from 2017 onward, to be in line with EU state aid rules. The amended EEG 2017 also included a draft bill […]
EU Commissioner Arias Cañete and EBRD President Chakrabarti today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to enhance energy cooperation between the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The new agreement will broaden the existing cooperation to a significant number of areas, including scaling-up energy efficiency financing, increasing investment in renewable energy, […]
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has launched a new study titled “Characterisation of technological innovations and industrial maturity in the wind sector”. The study will use global technology expertise, industry engagement and expert cost of energy modelling to assess the opportunities for the French market and supply chain in offshore, both fixed […]
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 […]