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7 May 2014 Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

An independent consultancy company Xero Energy has prepared a report, commissioned jointly by the UK and Scottish governments, which helps to unlock the huge renewable energy potential of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands. The new report identifies a series of actions to help deliver necessary electricity grid connections. It is part of ongoing, collaborative […]

26 March 2014

Reacting to today’s announcement by SSE that it has decided to maintain investment in Beatrice offshore wind farm, although it has decided not to proceed in the long-term with its stakes in 4 other offshore wind projects (Galloper (50% ownership stake), Seagreen (50%), Forewind (25%) and Islay (100%), RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “This […]

4 December 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 by the Treasury, which confirms the levels of financial support for onshore and offshore wind between 2015 and 2019. The reduction in financial support for offshore wind is less steep than had been mooted in the draft strike prices which were published in the […]

22 October 2013

The Government has today announced that two major offshore renewable energy projects have been earmarked to receive a share of the £40 Billion government infrastructure guarantee scheme. Able Marine Energy Park, a port facility to support the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies on Humberside, and Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe Offshore […]

22 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a government infrastructure guarantee, Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has announced today. Forty projects are now at the stage known as pre-qualification, meaning they are eligible for the UK Guarantee scheme. Over half that have pre-qualified are energy projects, helping ensure […]

8 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Able UK, which is developing the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), has welcomed yesterday's decision of the UK Government to invest GBP 100 million in enterprise zones for their completion of key infrastructure projects and successful competition for new businesses. The Government explained that the funding is meant to support inward investment by turning previously […]

16 September 2013

RenewableUK today welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

16 September 2013 Authorities

As MP Peter Hain describes the Severn Barrage project as ‘dead in the water’, Tom King considers where the Government’s energy priorities should really be: Peter Hain, who quit Labour’s frontbench to campaign for the Severn Barrage, has today announced the project is effectively dead in the water so long as the Coalition remains in […]

2 August 2013 Authorities

Tees Valley Unlimited’s Managing Director Stephen Catchpole welcomed the Government’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy saying the area is well-placed to capitalise on the opportunities the new framework offers. The Local Enterprise Partnership worked closely with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to help draft the strategy that will both promote the growth of the […]

1 July 2013 Authorities

The recent announcement by the UK Government about the measures to help boost investment in the renewable energy industries has been welcomed by many industry leaders. Among them was Neil Etherington, Able UK's group development director who said: "The fact that the Government has come forward with the announcement on strike prices earlier than expected […]

24 May 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

RenewableUK says an official report on the dangers of failing to invest in renewable energy represents a timely call for the Government to set clear long-term policies to boost the deployment of wind, wave and tidal power. The independent and highly authoritative study makes it clear that hard-pressed British consumers’ bills have shot up due […]

16 May 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed a new report from the UK and Scottish Governments on the potential contribution from the Scottish Islands to the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets. The report also recognised the problems inherent in deploying renewables on the Islands due to higher grid connection costs. David Krohn, RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal development manager said: […]

28 March 2013 Authorities

On Tuesday (March 26), Waveney MP Peter Aldous lead a Parliamentary debate on the opportunities for economic growth offered by the renewal of the UK’s energy infrastructure and called on the Government to maximise the British content of UK energy infrastructure projects. Speaking about the offshore oil and gas and wind sectors in the House […]

14 March 2013 Authorities

West Cornwall MP Andrew George today congratulated the Government on its support for the marine renewable sector but urged Ministers to step up support for wave energy, including the West Cornwall Wave Hub located off the North Coast of his constituency. In the Commons this morning Mr George asked Green Energy Minister, Greg Barker MP, to […]

1 March 2013 Authorities, R&D

The Crown Estate has today published a study of the UK offshore wind market that reviews the existing programme, and identifies future opportunities and potential challenges. Among the key findings, the report concludes that the offshore wind sector is capable of meeting the government's ambition of deploying up to 18 GW of capacity by 2020, […]

28 February 2013 Authorities, Technology

The Welsh Government has given its approval to the development of the Skerries Tidal Stream Array, which will be Wales’ first commercial tidal energy farm. The Skerries tidal array, one of the largest of its kind to be consented in the UK, will be developed by Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and will supply up […]

28 February 2013 Authorities

RenewableUK has welcomed comments made by the Energy and Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker in his opening speech at the trade association’s Annual Wave and Tidal Conference in London, in which he declared that “now is the time for the next bold steps - moving from individual projects to large scale arrays”.  Addressing over 500 […]

27 February 2013

In a new report, the UK’s wave and tidal energy industries warn that they will only be able to grow successfully if they get the right level of support from Government - otherwise Britain risks surrendering its world lead in marine energy. The study by RenewableUK says the biggest shake-up of the energy sector for […]

26 February 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed a study by financial analysts Ernst and Young which puts Britain near the top of the list of countries in which to invest in renewable energy. However, the trade association expressed disappointment that offshore wind is placed behind Germany in its level of attractiveness. In Ernst and Young’s latest quarterly index, the […]

24 January 2013 Authorities, Grid Connection

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global wind and solar company set up by Eddie O’Connor, which is behind the 5,000MW Energy Bridge export plan, has welcomed today’s Memorandum of Understanding between the British and Irish governments to export Irish wind power to the UK. Commenting on the signing, Mainstream’s Chief Executive Eddie O’Connor said: “Today is […]

14 January 2013

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy sector, has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Call for Views for its Industrial Strategy, which identifies the offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth in Britain. By 2021, more than 47,000 people will be working in the offshore wind […]

23 November 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed today’s major announcement by the Government, committing the Treasury to providing the right level of financial support to allow a massive expansion of the renewable energy sector during this decade, generating tens of thousands of jobs. After months of […]

6 November 2012 Authorities

This year, only Siemens among three largest wind turbine manufacturers had taken orders for the UK’s offshore wind farms. This is a consequence of an “investment freeze” due to the Government’s attempts to change subsidies for green energy, Keith MacLean from SSE is cited by the Financial Times as saying. Mr. MacLean said: "The simple […]

9 October 2012 Authorities

Steve Brady, Leader of the Hull City Council, expressed his concerns over the Government’s uncertain support for the renewables. Since Siemens is one of the signatories of the letter sent to the British Government regarding energy policies, Mr. Brady is worried about the company’s plan to build a GBP 60 million offshore wind turbine assembly […]

12 September 2012 Authorities

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries has welcomed the announcement by the Business Secretary Vince Cable of a long term strategy for industrial growth. Mr Cable said he wanted to build strategic partnerships with key sectors. He highlighted the importance of the energy industry, including green energy, […]

30 August 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed announcement by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be split among five marine energy […]