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16 May 2013 Authorities

The first meeting of the new offshore wind sector council will take place today co-chaired by Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) of ScottishPower and Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon. The meeting comes as government and the industry prepare to deliver the offshore wind industrial strategy which will be published in the coming months. […]

15 April 2013 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

Lord Andrew Adonis, a British Labour Party politician, has urged the UK Government to take action on offshore wind and to unlock the many possibilities for employment in the North East. He stated that the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm could have been an opportunity for supply and maintenance jobs in the past three years, […]

18 March 2013

POLITICIANS, business leaders and environmental groups in the Humber are to debate how the Government's Energy Bill could affect the area's renewables ambition. An influential panel of speakers is to use an event in Hull to explain how the legislation may shape the potential of a new, green, economy in the region. The Energising England: […]

14 March 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Developers of renewable electricity projects will be able to apply for support to enable them to commission and build projects more quickly. The Government’s Final Investment Decision Enabling programme is designed to help developers of low carbon electricity projects make final investment decisions ahead of changes to the electricity market in the second half of […]

5 March 2013

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) welcomes the news that several marine renewables projects are set to progress having been successful in securing funding. MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have won £10 million each under the Government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), which will progress their tidal stream projects at Pentland Firth and […]

27 February 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

MeyGen has been awarded a capital grant of £10 million by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Meygen will use the grant to further develop its Demonstration Array via the Marine Energy Accelerator Developer (MEAD) process which started in March 2012. The MeyGen project is the largest tidal energy development in Europe to […]

3 December 2012 Authorities

Benj Sykes, Head of DONG Energy’s UK Wind business will be one of eleven industry members sitting on the Offshore wind programme board. The board has been set up as recommended in the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce’s report this year as part of their action plan to reduce the costs of offshore wind. The […]

23 November 2012 Authorities

The Government has reached a landmark agreement on energy policy that will deliver a clear, durable signal to investors, Edward Davey announced today. The Energy and Climate Change Secretary said: “This is a durable agreement across the Coalition against which companies can invest and support jobs and our economic recovery. “The decisions we’ve reached are […]

9 October 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

Big investors in the UK renewable energy sector have sent a letter to the Government, stating that they could stop their investment if the support for the sector decreases. Latest discussions within the coalition Government over support for the offshore wind have made the sector’s global players concerned about the risk of political abandonment of […]

29 August 2012 Authorities, R&D

The UK Government is to support a range of major collaborative research and development projects, worth in excess of £13 million, that will help to show how wave and tidal energy can be generated at scale, and with lower energy production costs. The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board and Scottish Enterprise – in […]

21 August 2012 Authorities

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron met the former Labour Minister Peter Hain last month to discuss the proposed tidal barrage project in the Severn Estuary, after which he has asked the Government officials to look into the proposal again. Mr. Hain, who left his position earlier this year to promote the project, says that […]

25 July 2012

After delay and controversy, DECC has announced the RO banding conclusions. Renewable power is now set to deliver jobs and growth but uncertainty remains in several areas. Martin Wright, Chairman of the REA said: “We welcome the publication of the RO Banding decision, but it is not before time. Government has re-affirmed its commitment to […]

18 June 2012

As the Yorkshire Post writes, the results of the latest research about the wind turbines gave the Government a „clear mandate“ to invest in offshore and onshore wind power, said Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey. Speaking at the Global Offshore Wind conference Davey said that “the future is inconceivable without wind power” and […]

14 December 2011

The government and the wind energy industry have launched a withering attack today on a new report from the... By James Murray (businessgreen) [mappress] Source: businessgreen, December 14, 2011; Image: eamonnbutler

22 November 2011 Authorities, Business & Finance

In the UK Renewables Roadmap published in July, DECC announced funding of up to £30m – subject to value for money assessments – for offshore wind innovation. DECC expects to fund two schemes under this programme, one of which is the Offshore Wind Component Technologies Development and Demonstration scheme. DECC has provisionally allocated £15m to […]

21 October 2011

Despite fears of sweeping cuts, Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK, believes today’s ROC banding announcement by DECC is welcome and will ensure growth remains healthy across the wind sector. Reductions include a fall of 1 ROC to 0.9 ROC in 2013 for onshore wind, and from 2 ROCs to 1.9 ROCs from April […]

4 July 2011 Business & Finance, R&D

The UK Government’s energy statistics for the first quarter of this year and 2010 paint a mixed picture with renewables output up by 27% but... (energyefficiencynews) [mappress] Source: energyefficiencynews, July 04, 2011;

12 May 2011

  A collaborative project bringing together three of Europe’s leading utilities and wave energy technologies provided by Aquamarine Power and Pelamis has been selected by the UK Government for a major European funding bid. The Pentland Orkney Wave Energy Resource (POWER) Ltd project is the only wave energy bid being put forward by the UK […]

21 February 2011 Authorities, Business & Finance

THE UK government is expected to announce further funding for the renewable energy sector following calls for a £100 million fund to support...   By Peter Ranscombe (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, February 21, 2011

8 November 2010

The UK Government wants to build up to 7,000 turbines offshore over the next decade. However the rules laid down for leasing the sea bed ... (mercopress) [mappress] Source: mercopress, November 08, 2010;

20 May 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The U.K. government pledged to build an power distribution grid offshore, removing one of the barriers to expanding wind and tidal energy planning to new plants to generate electricity.

21 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

RenewableUK has asked the UK government to review the Renewables Obligation (RO) accreditation deadline for three upcoming floating wind projects in Scotland and proposed a deadline extension from October 2018 to April 2020. Namely, two out of the three projects will miss becoming eligible to receive Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) due to delays that were out of the developers' control.

24 June 2015

RenewableUK has published a new document which makes a case to Government to continue its support for offshore wind, outlining specific actions that Ministers could take to ensure expansion. “Our Offshore Energy Future – Actions for Growth” is launched today at the opening of RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition at ExCeL in London. […]

25 February 2015

RenewableUK has welcomed the latest announcement by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, who gave details of the £14.3 million budget for Wave Energy Scotland, along with its business plan, the first call for funding and its programme of activity. Commenting on Mr Ewing’s announcement, RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal Development Manager Dee Nunn said: “This is […]

24 July 2014 Authorities

RenewableUK says today’s publication by the Department of Energy and Climate Change of the draft budget for the first allocation round of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) brings a greater level of clarity on the future level of financial support for renewable energy projects. However the trade association, which represents the wind, wave and tidal energy […]

22 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Importance of the UK’s offshore wind industry was at the heart of a speech delivered by Greg Barker, the UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, to the Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets on UK renewables infrastructure investor day.   Mr. Barker stressed that the UK is now the fastest-growing economy in […]