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  • 20 December 2013

    All European Union Member States have reporting obligations in the framework of RES Directive 2009/28/EC. This is a European Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It mandates renewable energy targets for all European Union Member States, and prescribes an indicative trajectory towards that target. ECN has bundled the data […]

  • 1 February 2012

    Gert W. Munthe has been elected Chairman of Aibel AS, with immediate effect. Munthe has already served on the Board of Aibel for several years. “Aibel is a company in a fantastic period of development. As Chairman, I am looking forward to helping this excellent progress continue,” he says. Broad experience Aibel is owned by […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm produced more than 170 GWh in December last year, which represents a monthly generation record for the wind farm. Sheringham Shoal’s December 2015 production of 170.6 GWh was well above the budget of 122.2 GWh. Cumulative production amounted to 1,164.9 GWh for the whole year. Both the production for December and […]

  • 10 July 2019
    R&D

    European researchers have launched the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) which is expected to support the identification of optimal sites for new wind farm projects. Thirty partners from academia and industry from eight European countries worked on developing and validating new methods for the assessment of wind conditions as part of the NEWA R&D project. The main aim […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Technology

    International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched REsource, a freely accessible online knowledge platform containing data and information on renewable energy, which enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment. It also provides information on renewable energy market statistics, potentials, policies, finance, costs, […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Grid Connection

    RenewableUK says a record high of 22% of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind on Sunday (17th August), beating the previous 24-hour record of 21% set earlier this month (Monday 11th August). Before that, the record stood at 20%, set on 20th December 2013. The UK’s onshore and offshore wind turbines generated an average […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Wind Farm Update

    The progress on Walney 2 has been dramatically reduced due to windy weather conditions for the last couple of weeks. Heavy winds and high waves have paused the commissioning activities at Walney 2, making it impossible to access the turbines. When the wave height exceeds certain limits, all personnel transfer to the turbines is stopped […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind in Germany produced 12 billion kWh in the first half of 2019, which is a 30% increase compared to 9.2 billion kWh in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary calculations. The research is being conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities

    Offshore wind power generation in the UK increased from 2.2 TWh in the third quarter of 2014 to 3.4 TWh in 2015 Q3, a 53 per cent jump year-on-year, according to the statistics published by the UK government today. The increase is attributed to a combination of higher wind speeds compared to last year as well as increased […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Global wind power capacity has reached a total of 318,137 MW, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) informed in its market statistics released today.  Even though this marks an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years, the annual market dropped by almost 10 GW to 35,467 MW. According to GWEC, this is a […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The offshore wind sector accounted for 6.8% of the total turnover from the low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy in the UK in 2014, equating to GBP 5.7 billion including both direct and indirect activity, according to the latest data from the country’s Office for National Statistics (ONS). For the UK offshore wind sector, 45.6% of […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Technology

    ABPmer has expanded its metocean information service SeaStates with Global Data Explorer, which provides access to the world’s wind and wave climate, as well as metocean analyses and statistics.

  • 26 September 2012
    Authorities

    Consumption of renewable energy increased in 2011 by 2.5% to 174 PJ in part as a result of a large increase in wind-power production. According to the EU method of calculation, renewable accounted for 23.6% of energy consumption in 2011, against 22.1% in 2010. At the same time electricity production based on renewable energy accounted […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]

  • 23 July 2012

    A scientific paper written by Professor Stephen Buckland, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, compares HiDef’s digital video survey platform with another digital aerial survey method and the traditional visual aerial survey method. His comparison study, based on surveys flown in Carmarthen Bay, Wales in March 2009, showed that the digital methods are more […]

  • 3 October 2017

    Offshore wind turbines spinning off the European countries’ coasts generated 264 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity yesterday, 2 October, according to WindEurope’s Daily Wind data.  “There has never been so much offshore wind power in Europe,” WindEurope said via social media. In February, offshore wind in Europe broke the generation record with 218GWh. Monday saw wind energy […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    During the Business Hive Questions event held last week in Grimsby, UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) parliamentary candidate Victoria Ayling and Dr Vicky Dunn from the Green Party had a heated discussion about local content in the UK offshore wind industry, especially when it comes to Grimsby.  “The Humber is being used as a base to put these [wind turbines] up […]

  • 10 June 2015

    Germany’s wind power output in January-May rose 34% year on year and the country is on track for a third successive record year for new turbine installations, with the first wave of offshore wind farms finally coming online, a Platts analysis of the latest available data show. Wind turbines in Germany generated 32.5 TWh of […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Petrofac has completed a risk assessment and engineering support project for Transmission Capital Lincs OFTO on two 48km subsea cables connecting the Lincs offshore wind farm with the onshore transmission system. Following a full assessment of the impact of external risks to the cable, such as fishing and anchor damage in areas where the seabed […]

  • 28 August 2013
    R&D

    At today’s joint press conference of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems held in Berlin, Deutsche WindGuard presented the current data on the status of wind energy development in Germany. In the first half of 2013 there were 406 wind turbines built onshore in Germany, with a total capacity of 1,038.07 […]

  • 22 December 2011

    New figures published today for the first three quarters of 2011 show Scotland’s renewable energy output was on track for the best year ever. The figures, which were released this morning by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, point to 2011 being a record year for renewable generation in Scotland, with the first three […]

  • 21 June 2019

    SSE Renewables has appointed ABPmer to deliver the preliminary site condition report for the Arklow Bank offshore wind project in Ireland. ABPmer will also manage the associated metocean survey which will be used in conjunction with new numerical modeling to refine the preliminary results and inform a final site condition report. According to SSE, the […]

  • 27 June 2013

      RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that renewable electricity generation was 12.4 TWh in 2013 Q1 an increase of 10% on the same period the previous year. Overall renewables provided 12.3% of power in 2013 Q1, an increase of 1% from […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Authorities

    RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year. This is a jump of 5.8% compared with […]

  • 25 July 2013

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change today releases 4 key publications: the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2013, UK Energy in Brief, Energy Flow Chart, and Energy Consumption in the United Kingdom (web only) providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2012. Some highlights from these reports are: Primary […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, R&D

    Official UK government statistics have shown that the public support for offshore wind is at its highest recorded level since the tracker began in 2012, reaching 83%.