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  • 6 November 2019

    Innovate UK is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from companies to apply for a share of up to GBP 1.5 million from a bilateral offshore wind R&D program with the U.S. Innovate UK will invest in UK companies partnering with U.S. consortia to work on projects as part of the USD 40 million U.S. National […]

  • 14 November 2019

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to increase the UK’s 2030 offshore wind target from the current 30GW to 40GW if his Conservative party wins the general election. UK’s current target to have 30GW of connected offshore wind capacity by 2030 was set with the launch of a new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector […]

  • 6 November 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Namely, Mr Davey used his speech at RenewableUK event to “confirm and reconfirm the Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He also noted that the UK is a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has received development consent from UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm project. The wind farm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs, the government said in a statement. If built to the full capacity, the investment would total […]

  • 23 May 2016

    RenewableUK has welcomed today’s £2.6 billion Final Investment Decision by SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power of China to build Beatrice offshore wind farm. In total, the UK now has more than 10 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity operating, under construction or with final investment decisions taken. With 5.1GW operational, 0.8GW being built and 4.3GW […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Sky-rocketing growth of the UK’s offshore wind industry serves well to the country’s efforts to pull in more foreign investments and spur the growth of this sector even more. Former Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP and a delegation from RenewableUK, led by Vice Chairman Karl John, updated the London Diplomatic Corps on the UK’s ever-growing […]

  • 2 June 2014

    Global Offshore Wind 2014, taking place from June 11 to June 12 at Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, is now in its 13th year.  The UK’s installed offshore wind capacity is greater than the rest of the world’s combined, and the country has an active, well established, local offshore wind industry, complemented by strong involvement from key […]

  • 4 March 2014

    Wind energy generated a new record monthly high of 11% of the UK’s electricity in February, producing 2,750,086MWh (megawatt hours) – enough to power more than six and a half million homes. Official National Grid figures show that wind is playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s electricity mix – the previous monthly record […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Government figures released yesterday in the annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics show that electricity production from renewable energy sources in 2011 was up by 33% on the previous year and accounted for 9.4% of all electricity generated in the year. This increase has predominately been driven by increases in electricity generation from both onshore […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK commented on the release of a new marine energy roadmap from the UK Energy Research Centre and the Energy Technologies Institute. The report, which focusses on cost-cutting, identifies forty technology and deployment issues faced by the wave and tidal energy sector in the UK, and lays out how to tackle these to ensure the […]

  • 17 September 2018

    The UK has reached over 20 gigawatts (GW) of wind generation capacity following this month’s opening of Ørsted’s 659MW Walney Extension wind farm off the coast of Cumbria, RenewableUK said. Total operational capacity of onshore and offshore wind in the UK currently stands at 20,128MW, which is enough to meet the annual power needs of […]

  • 6 April 2012

    “The wind energy industry has already created nearly 12,000 jobs in the UK and is set to create up to 90,000 jobs by 2020

  • 2 August 2013

    Certainty and security are central to sustained investment in Scotland’s significant offshore wind resources the Secretary of State for Scotland has said on the day the UK Government and business launched a multi-million pound long-term strategy aimed at strengthening the UK’s position in the offshore wind industry. The UK already leads the world in offshore […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Julian Brown, AREVA Wind’s Country Director for the UK, has been elected to the board of RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association. He will be one of the 12 board members of the body which represents the UK wind and marine (tidal and wave) industry. “It is an honour to be elected to […]

  • 23 November 2015

    The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis. The map draws together a range of publicly available data to demonstrate the contribution offshore wind is making to the UK’s low carbon energy mix. The country now has 27 operational wind […]

  • 31 October 2012

    The wind industry is on track to power 1 in 10 homes by 2015, coming second only to natural gas as the largest single source of UK electricity by 2020. The latest projections, released by the trade association RenewableUK in its annual State of the Industry report, come during a record breaking year for wind […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Chinese investment in the UK energy sector could exceed £43 billion in the next decade, reveals a report published today by legal firm Pinsent Masons and the Centre of Economic and Business Research (Cebr). The report, ‘China Invests West: Can Chinese investment be a game-changer for UK infrastructure?’ indicates China is set to invest £105 […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), secured the UK considerable funds for low-carbon energy generation and transportation projects, including that aimed at offshore wind industry development. Taking into account the UK’s plan to cover 21% of its power needs […]

  • 28 June 2013

    The UK Government announced its intention to consult in the summer on additional support for renewables projects located on islands (where these have clearly distinct characteristics to typical mainland projects). This is on a timetable to allow a differential strike price to be set for these projects in the final Delivery Plan in December. The […]

  • 12 June 2012

    Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy company, today announces the publication by London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) of a major new report into the economic impact of the UK’s offshore wind sector out to 2030. The Report has been published to coincide with the first ever Global Offshore Wind conference being […]

  • 17 December 2014

    The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has announced that, for the first time ever, the global conferences on renewable energy will be held in the UK. The 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will take place from 23rd to 25th February 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. […]

  • 10 May 2017

    On 9 May, RenewableUK highlighted the benefits of renewable energy in a manifesto published ahead of the General Election in the UK in June.

  • 25 January 2017
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched its first programme, the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange (OWIX), the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult reports. The news of the first programme being launched was announced on Wednesday, 25 January, at the Rushlight Show Cleantech Conference by Nick Hurd, UK’s Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry […]

  • 10 September 2014

    RenewableUK has commented on new report titled “The Economics of Climate Change Policy in the UK”, which was commissioned by WWF and written by Cambridge Econometrics in collaboration with Professor Paul Ekins of University College London. The report shows that meeting the first four carbon budgets recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, requiring a cut […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]