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  • 27 June 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of today’s draft strike prices for the technologies it represents as an important step in building industry confidence. The Government has confirmed the levels of support it intends, subject to consultation, to provide renewable technologies including onshore and offshore wind and wave and tidal. Much detail remains to be fleshed […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    ScottishPower Renewables has committed to a £10,000 annual investment in skills training and education for Tiree people to help gain qualifications linked to employment in renewable energy. The Tiree Renewable Energy Skills, Education and Training (RESET) Fund will be used to provide financial support to eligible candidates pursuing post-school education or training and was developed […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities

    RenewableUK says today’s news of additional funding for renewable energy projects will provide a welcome stimulus to wind, wave and tidal projects in the UK. The announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change provides an extra £300m for all low-carbon technologies to be supported under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism. This is […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Authorities

    The EU commission today announced an EU wide binding renewable energy target of 27% by 2030. This will not be translated in to national binding targets on renewable energy as we currently have up to 2020. At the same time it was announced that the EU will set a target of a 40% cut in greenhouse […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    RenewableUK has urged the new UK government and opposition parties to put the development of renewables at the heart of energy policy, so that consumers can benefit from cheaper power.

  • 5 August 2015

      According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy demand will rise by almost 40 percent in 2040. But at the same time, the energy industry faces challenges with a changing climate which requires a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. So, it’s no surprise that renewable energy will be a very important part of the […]

  • 5 March 2017

    Times are changing in the offshore energy market. Investments in the oil & gas industry are low, while development and investments in offshore renewable energy are high and very much increasing. The shallow waters of the North Sea area, in particular, show an increasing level of investments in renewable energy and more specifically, in wind energy.

  • 19 February 2013

    RenewableUK says comments by the Chief Executive of the energy watchdog Ofgem about the need to protect the nation’s future energy supplies serve to highlight the case for clearer Government support for renewable energy. Ofgem CEO Alistair Buchanan said the closure of old fossil fuel plants in the UK, and tightening global demand for imported […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Authorities

    RenewableUK has welcomed comments made by Energy Minister Baroness Verma in the House of Lords debate this week on the Energy Bill. Addressing concerns about the support for renewables Baroness Verma said no-one in Government is “talking about changing support for large-scale renewables or feed-in-tariffs” This followed a previous confirmation from the Department for Energy […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scottish Renewables has welcomed an announcement by the Crown Estate that two new wave and tidal demonstration zones, and two new project sites, are set to be leased in Scottish waters.  This announcement means that local organisations will be able to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed to wave and tidal developers for the […]

  • 5 October 2011

    There was a contrast last week in UK renewables, with the Scottish government announcing fresh investments north of the border… (climatespectator) [mappress] Source: climatespectator, October 05, 2011

  • 24 May 2016

    Scottish Renewables has welcomed the launch of the RSPB’s ‘2050 Energy Vision’, which shows UK can reach its 2050 climate targets by building renewable energy infrastructure without harming wildlife and protected areas. Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “It is positive to see the RSPB is once again able to reaffirm its strong support […]

  • 8 January 2013

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed a call from an influential group of Conservative MPs to support the growth of renewable energy. Members of the 2020 group, made up of more than 60 Tory MPs, describe themselves as progressive and forward-looking Conservatives. It includes several high-profile […]

  • 10 August 2010
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Join 3,000+ people at RenewableUK’s 32nd annual 3-day conference and exhibition, 2-4 Nov 2010 in Glasgow, UK. The event features more than… (lowcarboneconomy) [mappress] Source: lowcarboneconomy, August 10, 2010;

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    RenewableUK is calling on the UK government to make wind, wave and tidal energy key parts of its new Industrial Strategy.

  • 16 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind, wave & tidal industry, is today highlighting the string of recent announcements of growth in the renewable energy supply chain in the run-up to the world’s first global offshore wind conference. These announcements include: The granting of planning permission for Green Port Hull, an enormous development […]

  • 17 July 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has urged the Government to announce a decision on financial support for the sector as a matter of urgency. A decision on Renewables Obligation (RO) banding levels had originally been expected in the spring, but has been delayed repeatedly since then. An announcement […]

  • 23 November 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed today’s major announcement by the Government, committing the Treasury to providing the right level of financial support to allow a massive expansion of the renewable energy sector during this decade, generating tens of thousands of jobs. After months of […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Welsh ministers have joined forces with businesses in a pursuit to put Wales on the renewable energy investment map. Welsh Minister for Natural Resources and Food Alun Davies will today (June 23) launch a green growth prospectus in Mansion House, London, the Minister announced via social media. Welsh assets relevant to renewable energy development, including […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Renewable energy has become Scotland’s main source of power, new independent figures have revealed. Records from the first half of 2014, the most recent period for which data is available, show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source of power in Scotland. In total, the renewables sector generated a record 10.3TWh (terawatt-hours), […]

  • 12 February 2015
    R&D, Technology

    A new online platform, aiming to facilitate renewables technical knowledge exchange, has been launched today.  Wiki-Cleantech is a free and collaborative knowledge online platform designed to gather all renewable energy scientific and technology information in one easily searchable place. It includes technical papers and presentations on wind, solar, biomass and other clean energy technologies, contributed by the […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall’s new CEO Magnus Hall visited the company’s wind centre in Esbjerg, Denmark on Monday. Hall came to Esbjerg as the company is about to break the barrier of 1000 wind turbines to be controlled from its surveillance centre at the Danish North Sea coast. The Esbjerg office has been part of the Vattenfall’s wind […]

  • 25 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK Board of Directors has yesterday elected Andrew Jamieson, ScottishPower Renewables Regulation and Markets Director, as the new Chairman of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association. Maria McCaffery, RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, said: “Andrew Jamieson is a hugely respected industry executive and a true champion of renewable energy. As Chairman of RenewableUK Andrew will be […]

  • 29 May 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed a new study by financial analysts Ernst and Young which places the UK at the very top of the global list of countries in which to invest in offshore wind energy. Ernst and Young’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index places the UK’s offshore wind sector above Germany, which had previously held the […]

  • 27 December 2012

    RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Update states that the UK is on track to meet its first interim target on the way towards generating 15% of all energy (electricity, heat and transport) from renewable sources by 2020. This means […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection

    Renewable generation capacity increased by 152 gigawatts (GW) or 8.3% during 2015, the highest annual growth rate on record, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Capacity Statistics 2016 finds that as of the end of 2015, 1,985GW of renewable generation capacity existed globally. “Renewable energy deployment continues to […]