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22 August 2012 Authorities

 In respect of the Scottish Government’s target based renewable energy programme, a serious complaint has been filed to hold both the UK and the Scottish Government to account via the United Nations. It should be appreciated that both the EU and the UK are now being held to account by the United Nations Economic Commission […]

7 August 2012 Authorities

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has warmly welcomed comments made by the Deputy Prime Minister about the Coalition Government's strong commitment to the clean energy sector. Speaking at the Global Business Summit on Energy which opened in London yesterday, Nick Clegg said: "This Coalition Government is unreservedly […]

2 August 2012 Authorities

The region's biggest business membership organisation has written to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to highlight the damaging effect that Government indecision has upon energy investment and growth in the North East. The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) claims repeated reviews of policy are delaying investment which could be worth 40,000 jobs to […]

25 July 2012

DONG Energy has today welcomed the publication of the government’s Renewable Obligation banding review. A spokesperson for the company said:  “The results of the review show that the Government has considered the solid evidence provided by the industry and made the right decision for offshore wind support.  “Having a reliable regime for offshore wind is […]

18 July 2012 Jobs & Recruitment

Energi Coast has warned the Government’s delay on announcing levels of financial support for renewable energy will put jobs and investment at risk. It was announced yesterday that the Renewables Obligation (RO) banding levels of government funding, which were originally expected to be set in the spring and again before this summer’s parliamentary recess. Unfortunately, […]

17 July 2012

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has urged the Government to announce a decision on financial support for the sector as a matter of urgency. A decision on Renewables Obligation (RO) banding levels had originally been expected in the spring, but has been delayed repeatedly since then. An announcement […]

17 July 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

Bloomberg forecasts that out of the largest collection of offshore wind farms, planned by the European Union to be placed in the North and Baltic Seas, 3,400 wind turbines will be operational by 2015 and 3,600 more by 2020, subject to stability of the government´s support. The offshore wind industry is struggling how to expand […]

12 July 2012 Authorities

Government has approved the Liverpool City Region as a Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). The City Region is the first on the West Coast to be awarded CORE status. The City Region was selected following a submission to Government by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, supported by Cammell Laird, Peel Ports and […]

6 July 2012 Wind Farm Update

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, today announced that its proposed Race Bank offshore wind farm project has received consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The project, which is subject to final investment approval, could meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of over 450,000 homes. Race Bank has been consented for […]

6 July 2012 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Consent was given today by the Government for the construction of two wind farms off the Norfolk Coast with a combined capacity of over 1GW. This means that 6.6GW of offshore wind power is now either operational, under construction or consented in the UK. The two wind farms at Race Bank (580MW) and Dudgeon (560MW) […]

7 June 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

Following the announcement made by the Chancellor George Osborne on cutting the government subsidies for onshore wind farms for 25 percent, opponents of the Navitus Bay project welcomed it with a great expectation on extending this move to offshore plans. Dorset MPs, including Chris Chope and Richard Drax, have urged the government earlier this year to reconsider its […]

30 May 2012 Authorities

After the UK government made the draft Energy Bill public last week, disclosing new emissions performance standard for power plants, a major concern within the green energy sector was raised that gas will be used as an alternative for renewable sources. Natural gas is expected to be used as a bridge fuel while coal power […]

23 May 2012 R&D, Training & Education

University of Exeter‘s team of 24 students have conducted a research on the offshore wind, wave and tidal power possibilities for Guernsey's Commerce and Employment Department, the BBC reports. Lead officer for the Department's Renewable Energy Team, Mat Desforges, commented that this is like an independent specialist examination and that the students could give an […]

18 April 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

STL Research announce that they have recently been awarded Government funding to accelerate their project to develop an offshore personnel-access system. Code-named Neptune, the system will space-stabilise its personnel carrier regardless of the motion of the ship on which it is mounted so that personnel can safely transfer to fixed structures offshore such as wind […]

11 April 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

 The UK Government announced allocation of £20m to engineering and environmental companies for projects aimed at development of tidal and wind energy, EDP 24 published. Apart from mere production of power, these include projects targeted at design and manufacture of indispensable technology in addition to conducting various types of research, necessary to boost the sector. […]

8 March 2012

Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP reiterated the Government’s commitment to supporting UK supply chain companies' ambitions to win contracts at NOF Energy's annual conference. Mr Hendry, who is Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, was speaking at NOF Energy's conference, Energy: A Balanced Future in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (7/3/12). He praised the […]

20 February 2012 Authorities

  Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing today announced the re-appointment of Craig Spence and Steven Thomson to the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic development agency for an area covering more than half of Scotland's land mass, stretching from Shetland in the […]

2 February 2012

CEO of a Glasgow-based tidal energy developer said that in order to keep UK competitive the Westminister government must keep an eye on the subsidy levels, reports Scotsman. Nautricity has deployed a tidal energy device alongside the HQS WELLINGTON which is moored at Temple Steps in the heart of London. Johnstone said that the rivals […]

1 December 2011 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

  NORTH East Lincolnshire has received approval for an 11-hectare Enterprise Zone (EZ) within the Port Of Grimsby. The EZ will specifically target operations and maintenance (O&M) and associated supply chain activity for the renewables industry. The Port Of Grimsby EZ will form part of the wider Humber Enterprise Zone and the creation of a […]

30 November 2011 Authorities

RenewableUK, the renewable energy trade association, has welcomed a series of Government announcements giving strong support to the renewables sector. At a business conference in London, the Prime Minister David Cameron declared: “I see offshore wind as a significant energy and industrial opportunity for the UK, and one that I am determined to seize”. He […]

21 October 2011

PROPOSED cuts to funding received by the offshore wind sector would harm the Humber's chances of developing a world-class renewables hub, an industry leader has warned. Sam Pick, of the Renewables Network, said today's announcement by the Government, to consider reducing the subsidies available for wind energy, will "place more pressure" on the industry. It […]

12 October 2011 Authorities

  With the Isle of Man Government giving serious consideration to the increased use of renewable energy, MCT’s David Ainsworth was invited to speak about the development and deployment of MCT’s award-winning SeaGen tidal turbine and the commercial potential for tidal stream energy in UK and overseas waters. David addressed a seminar, organised by the […]

7 October 2011 Authorities, Business & Finance

£11 million of Government matched funding, awarded following the first round of bids to the Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF), will enablel... Read more at 7thspace. [mappress] Source: 7thspace, October 07, 2011

6 October 2011

RenewableUK, Britain’s largest renewable energy trade association, announces the creation of a new organisation, the Renewables Training Network (RTN), which will address critical skills shortages within the renewable energy industry. Businesses in the renewables sector have pledged the equivalent of £600,000 of support for the £1.2 million project. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills […]

22 September 2011 Authorities, Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics

The Government must act quickly to support the development of an offshore grid for wind and wave-generated electricity if its "big gamble"... (The Press Association) [mappress] Source: The Press Association, September 22, 2011

21 September 2011 Training & Education

In March, the Government unveiled plans for a new industrial doctorate centre to train "future leaders" in offshore renewables engineering... (greenwisebusiness) [mappress] Source: greenwisebusiness, September 21, 2011