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14 January 2019

Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]

19 October 2018 Grid Connection

Offshore wind farms in combination with meshed offshore grids and cross-border interconnectors, powered by appropriate regulatory frameworks, can largely contribute to energy security in the European Union.

12 October 2018

The increase of power supply from renewable energy sources, in particular offshore wind, and the decrease of conventional supply demands a new energy system that offers energy security.

15 February 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance

The European Commission is due to publish its ‘winter package’ of Energy Union proposals tomorrow, which are likely to show that Europe is counting on gas imports to improve its energy security, despite the fact that domestic renewable energy and energy efficiency are the most effective ways of doing so, according to World Wildlife Fund’s European […]

24 November 2015 Authorities

Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has accused UK Government of failing to meet its objectives and jeopardising energy security. While attending the International Tidal Energy Summit in London, Ewing described UK energy policy as “inconsistent, incoherent and ineffectual”. Ewing said: “Last week the UK Government made a ‘dash for gas’ to replace the UK’s ageing nuclear and […]

2 October 2014 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D) efforts to reduce the country’s exposure to the highly volatile costs of imported energy and secure its future energy supply, according to a series of reports released today by the Carbon Trust.  Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development and Deployment […]

24 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Ignacio Galán, chairman of IBERDROLA and ScottishPower, today told the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey in London that the company’s ambitious investment programme in the UK will help ensure security of energy supply and was optimistic on bringing its major offshore wind programme to fruition. Secretary of State Davey was visiting IBERDROLA’s […]

12 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

On 12 June, EU Environment Ministers will meet in Luxembourg, followed by Energy Ministers on 13 June, to debate on two burning and linked issues ahead of the June European Council later this month: the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and an EU climate and energy framework for 2030 to be agreed in October.  On […]

13 May 2014 Authorities

Following the meeting of G7 Energy Ministers in Rome, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “Today in Rome, the G7 has started a process of disarmament to prevent energy being used as a weapon in the future. “We agree that we need a more energy secure future, meaning that no single state […]

4 April 2014 R&D

Ocean energy can make a significant contribution to European energy security, but the EU and its Member States must act now in a coordinated manner to make this happen, according to the ocean energy industry. This call to action comes ahead of the first convening of the Ocean Energy Forum today in Brussels, which brings […]

4 April 2014 Authorities

Ocean energy can make a significant contribution to European energy security, but the EU and its Member States must act now in a coordinated manner to make this happen, according to the ocean energy industry. This call to action comes ahead of the first convening of the Ocean Energy Forum today in Brussels, which brings […]

21 February 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Axis Communications has launched a new range of SAE 316L stainless steel security cameras for offshore wind farm installations. The new Axis Q60-S series can withstand the corrosive effect of sea water and has IP66, IP6K9K, NEMA 4X and MIL-STD-810G 509.5 approvals, ensuring protection against dust, rain, high pressure/steam jet cleaning, snow, ice and salt. […]

22 January 2014 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

The European Commission proposes a greenhouse gas target of 40% and a renewables target of 27% by 2030 in its Communication published today. European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) published a response to the proposal, saying that the 2030 climate and energy paper sets a weak renewables target and that the Commission has capitulated to anti-renewables […]

20 December 2013 Technology

Increased Internet and remote connectivity to offshore assets has exposed industrial control systems to targeted attacks and vulnerabilities previously obscured. Remote monitoring, remote upgrades, Internet connections, and the complexity/criticality of the systems in general on highly valuable offshore energy assets (vessels) potentially facilitate targeted attacks and cyber assaults on Dynamic Positioning, Drilling Control, BOP and […]

21 November 2013 Authorities

The offshore wind energy sector called on the future German government to ensure planning and investment security for continued expansion of offshore wind in Germany. “Offshore wind energy is an essential building block of the energy transition. The new federal government thus needs to develop a clear framework soon so the industry can make final […]

6 September 2013

Supacat is unveiling the Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV24) to the defence and security market at DSEi. Launched to the wider marine and renewable energy sectors in July, the SMV24 is a new concept in support vessel design, which also has the potential to perform a range of defence and security related roles. Its flexibility, […]

30 November 2012

The key measure of the UK’s new Energy Bill will be to introduce a government-owned entity that will buy electricity at an agreed “strike price” from low carbon generators and recover the costs from electricity customers via electricity suppliers. The government-owned entity will buy the electricity under a contracts-for-difference mechanism feed-in-tariff (CfD FiT) that will […]

12 December 2011

The report ‘Renewable Energy: Vision or Mirage’, released today (MONDAY) by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance, reveals that the government’s focus on renewable energy sources is misguided. The UK’s plans for renewables are unrealistic, and these technologies cannot provide the secure energy supply the country needs. Present policies will lead to an energy […]

4 October 2011 Authorities

Contrary to the president’s political opponents’ efforts to portray the National Ocean Policy as a hyper-regulatory economic anchor, the… Read more at americanprogress. [mappress] Source: americanprogress, October 04, 2011

22 August 2011 R&D, Technology

  Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. ,a leading wave energy technology company,announces the deployment for sea trials of a unique autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the expansion of the Company’s PowerBuoy product line. This latest deployment is an autonomous PowerBuoy® designed and manufactured by OPT under the US Navy’s Littoral Expeditionary Autonomous […]

25 April 2019 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

The UK has again extended the Offshore Wind Immigration Rules concession to workers essential to the construction and maintenance of wind farms within UK territorial waters which will now run until April 2020. The concession, introduced in June 2017, and extended by a year in October 2017, and in May 2018, allows the employment of non-European Economic Area nationals who are […]

11 April 2019 Grid Connection

German offshore grid network system is too expensive, inefficient, and will lead to billions of euros in additional costs by 2030 compared to its UK counterpart, according to a study commissioned by Ørsted. The study, Market Design for an Efficient Grid Connection of Offshore Wind Energy, carried out by DIW Econ, compared the market design of German offshore grid […]

11 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Estonian government will not issue a building permit to the developer of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Estonian Baltic Sea, citing national security concerns as the reason for the decision. The 600MW Saaremaa offshore wind farm is being developed by Saare Wind Energy OU. The company proposes to erect 100 turbines in the 6-megawatt class off […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on offshore wind development. Dutch Consul General Dolph Hogewoning and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruikshank signed the agreement on 8 April at the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in New York.  The Netherlands and […]

5 April 2019 R&D

Anbaric has submitted a request to ISO New England for an economic study to examine the impacts of 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000MW of offshore wind on energy prices, air emissions and fuel security. The study’s target year is 2030 and it will take into account the recent and upcoming retirements of the Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and […]

12 March 2019 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Partners Group has provided equity financing for the 500MW Greenlink Interconnector, the subsea connection set to be built between Ireland and Great Britain. Greenlink has so far been developed by Element Power, which, together with funds managed by Hudson Sustainable Investments, is the other major shareholder in the project. “Greenlink Interconnector is a key electricity […]