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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.

17 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has expressed its concern over the Secretary of State’s decision to approve DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, saying that it ”will lead to the unnecessary death of hundreds of globally important seabirds.” The charity believes that a growing offshore wind industry is critical if the […]

12 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, has urged the UK government to show its commitment to development of offshore wind industry in the Humber estuary in response to DONG Energy’s decision not to build a GBP 450 million offshore wind hub at the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP). Lord Haskins asked the government ”to significantly increase its commitment to offshore […]

8 August 2016 Authorities

The UK Government’s consultation on whether to modify renewable energy subsidy regulations to allow the support to projects due to start between 2020 and 2026 closes today.  Although the UK Government has recently cut support for onshore wind and solar, it has indicated it will provide further support for offshore wind and potentially other “less established” […]

3 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK government has today launched the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) sale process to move the bank into the private sector. The transaction will involve both the sale of existing shares owned by the government and also the commitment of additional capital for GIB by new investors. The GIB sale process will involve […]

21 December 2015 Authorities

The UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned the Government that its proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) must not go ahead unless Ministers can ensure that the Bank’s guiding green objectives are protected and strengthened. GIB invests on a commercial basis primarily in areas such as non-domestic energy efficiency, waste, and […]

26 November 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The Fifth Carbon Budget published today by the UK’s Committee on Climate Change goes against the government’s recent statement to only support the deployment of future offshore wind projects if they further reduce costs by an unspecified amount, Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said. ”The Committee clearly argues that it is UK deployment of offshore wind that […]

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 […]

25 February 2015 R&D

RenewableUK is highlighting a new study which calls for a fresh approach by the UK Government and devolved administrations to the way funding is allocated to the wave and tidal energy sector, to ensure the industry realises its enormous potential. The report “Capitalising on Capability” by the Marine Energy Programme Board, which advises the Government […]

5 December 2014

A debate titled “Stick or twist? The next government’s choices on offshore wind”, held on 13 November 2014, explored the trade-offs the UK government will need to make between deployment, policy certainty and cost reduction. Panellists included: Matthew Knight, (Siemens Energy), Ian Temperton (Climate Change Capital), Colin Morgan (DNV-GL Renewables), and Aram Wood (Statkraft). The […]

4 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

A ‘Green Bond’ which would allow savers to generate returns from the growth of the UK’s renewable energy sector should be launched by the next UK Government, the head of the sector’s trade body in Scotland has said. The plan was outlined today (Tuesday, November 4) at the launch of Scottish Renewables’ blueprint for the […]

8 July 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

As the UK strives to meet its EU target of 15% renewable energy consumption by 2020, the government has taken several steps to reduce the country’s carbon emissions by 34% and 80% by 2020 and 2050, respectively, compared with 1990 levels, according to a report by research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report […]

10 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

More wind farms have been brought in to a competitive system to drive down the costs of offshore wind. The offshore transmission regime means that Ofgem can find the most cost-effective investment in the connecting cables and infrastructure for offshore wind power, saving consumers between £200 and £400 million since 2011, according to estimates by […]

14 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

A 200-strong delegation from EEEGR (the East of England Energy Group) was promised Government support and recognition for the region’s energy industry, at a House of Commons reception held yesterday. Business Secretary Vince Cable said there was a determination that a higher portion of the billions of pounds to be invested by international companies in […]

23 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Dong Energy today welcomed the news that three of the company’s offshore wind farm development projects will be supported by Government-awarded financial investment decision (FID) enabling contracts. Henrik Poulsen, Chief Executive Officer of Dong Energy, said: “These awards represent the successful conclusion of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) process that has been ongoing over the […]

23 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Government today awarded five offshore wind projects with Financial Investment Decision (FID) enabling contracts. The Government today unveiled eight major renewable electricity projects, which are awarded under the Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables process, allocating the first Contracts for Difference (CfDs) that are being introduced through the Electricity Market Reform programme. […]

7 February 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, along with the Department for Energy & Climate Change, has published a report on capabilities and opportunities of the UK’s offshore wind supply chain. The report, produced by BVG Associates, presents a first ‘map’ of the UK offshore wind supply chain in the UK. It identifies its strengths […]

23 January 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

The UK Education Secretary Michael Gove today gave the approval to the Humber University Technical College (UTC) in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The Humber UTC is led by the University of Hull in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, North Lindsey College and Outwood Grange Academies Trust. The college is supported by employers including Able UK, Tata […]

18 December 2013 Authorities

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has today approved plans to create a world-class centre for the renewable energy industries on the south bank of the Humber. Able’s founder and Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson described this as ‘massively important for the region and the whole of the UK economy’. The Government’s go-ahead for the development of […]

12 December 2013

In a joint statement released on December 10, over 100 businesses, investors, faith groups and NGOs, including WWF, urged the government to ensure business stability by sticking to plans to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions. The broad alliance, made up of major businesses such as Unilever, Kingfisher, O2, Cisco and Aviva called on decision-makers to […]

11 December 2013 Authorities

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched a report today, in which it states clearly that there is no reason for the Government to reduce the Carbon Budget when it comes up for review in 2014, and that it needs to stay on course in the journey towards a decarbonised economy. In its review of […]

4 December 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

In response to the UK Government’s announcement on changes to government renewable energy subsidies, ORE Catapult CEO Andrew Jamieson said: “We welcome the Government’s announcement of additional financial support for the development of offshore wind energy generation, in recognition of both the challenges that it faces and the opportunity that it brings. “It is now […]

7 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Government is putting an extra £100 million on the table so enterprise zones can complete key infrastructure projects and successfully compete for the new businesses that will create thousands of local jobs across the country, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today (7 October 2013). Last week the Prime Minister reinforced his commitment to […]

4 September 2013 R&D

A new independent report published today that is jointly sponsored by DONG Energy and Siemens outlines the important role that renewables can play in the UK’s transition to a low carbon electricity supply over coming decades. The report was launched in Parliament at a cross-party debate with key note speech from Rt. Hon Ed Davey […]

8 August 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

A detailed draft of the contract that Government will offer investors in low-carbon energy generation was published yesterday, providing further certainty to prospective developers and investors. Government is reforming the electricity market through the Energy Bill in order to keep the lights on, decarbonise the economy and minimise costs to consumers. A new support mechanism […]

6 August 2013

The Humber LEP welcomes the publication of the Government’s offshore wind strategy. The strategy formalises and brings together the key strands of sector for the industry to strengthen the UK position, where there is already more wind operation than the rest of the world combined. The Humber is well placed to create a large proportion of the 30,000 jobs linked […]