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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 […]

31 January 2019 Grid Connection

The Nemo Link subsea interconnector between Belgium and Great Britain has become operational. The energy exchange started on Thursday, 31 January at midnight. An average of 773MW will be exchanged and a total amount of 18,559MWh will be transported for the whole day via the Nemo Link cable. The interconnector allows up to 1,000MW of […]

24 January 2019 Business & Finance

The UK should aim at building as many offshore wind projects as needed to help deliver decarbonization targets in the power, heat and transport sectors, according to Chief Executive of SSE, Alistair Phillips-Davies. Phillip-Davies states that it is time the UK raises its offshore wind ambition, as the current goal of adding 1-2GW per year during the […]

22 January 2019 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition. The RFI is the first […]

8 January 2019

Markets Outlook: Belgian Offshore Platform Offshore wind energy in Belgium There are currently 8 offshore wind projects in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) representing a total installed capacity of 2.267MW offshore wind energy. In 2018, five projects, C-Power, Belwind, Northwind, Nobelwind and Rentel, representing 1.186MW, are fully operational and meet the electricity needs of about […]

21 December 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Innogy has awarded Senvion a four-year service agreement for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany that consists of 48 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines.

3 December 2018

Following the Japanese Government’s approval of a new offshore wind bill that will be put into effect in the spring of 2019, the Carbon Trust welcomed the move, saying that this was a crucial step for Japan’s future energy strategy.