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  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Welsh ministers have joined forces with businesses in a pursuit to put Wales on the renewable energy investment map. Welsh Minister for Natural Resources and Food Alun Davies will today (June 23) launch a green growth prospectus in Mansion House, London, the Minister announced via social media. Welsh assets relevant to renewable energy development, including […]

  • 26 August 2013

    A new report on marine energy in Wales estimates that if development is ramped up significantly over the next 20 years – with the capacity to generate 1GW of power – it could contribute a total of £840m to Welsh GVA during the development and installation stages. Once operational this installed capacity would bring in […]

  • 9 April 2015

    A new report ‘Marine Energy in Wales – Investment, Jobs, Supply Chain’ completed by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) has highlighted the compelling economic benefits created by the marine energy sector in Wales to date. The report, launched at the Marine Energy Pembrokeshire Annual Industry Seminar in March, highlights the positive impact of the marine energy […]

  • 7 July 2014

    Under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (MCAA), the Welsh Government is responsible for developing and creating marine plans in Wales. The government will have discussions with individuals and organisations throughout the marine planning process. They want the marine plan to help manage marine activities in a sustainable way and which considers economic, social […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has welcomed an announcement by the Crown Estate, which supports the Welsh Government’s vision of developing a thriving marine renewable energy industry in Wales. The Crown Estate has announced the successful Third Party Managers of two areas of water off the Welsh coast designated for testing and demonstrating wave […]

  • 8 January 2014

    A body of senior business owners and directors in Wales have come together to form an independent industry advisory group focused on realising the commercial benefits of the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.  Led by Roger Evans MBE, Managing Director of Schaeffler (UK) as Chair, the Wales Tidal Lagoon Industry Group includes: •    Roger Evans […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, Alun Davies met with businesses in London yesterday, discussing the Welsh Government’s focus on green growth makes Wales a unique place to invest and grow new business.  In a new prospectus, the Minister has set out what Wales can offer the business community in terms of green growth. This includes: Wales’ wealth […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection, a company aiming to harness tidal energy along the North Wales coast, was launched at the end of last month.  The newly opened company plans to work with local communities and explore tidal resources in the area to eventually set up tidal systems, which will bring cheaper and […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Assembly Member for North Wales, Aled Roberts, has praised the partnership between RWE npower renewables and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai for establishing Wales’ first wind turbine apprenticeship programme and dedicated training centre. Mr Roberts was commenting during his first tour of the dedicated training centre at Rhos-on-Sea, where he also met with the course tutors and […]

  • 24 March 2015

    Carl Sargeant AM, Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Renewable Wales Conference and Exhibition. Organised by RenewableUK Cymru and sponsored by Welsh Government, Renewable Wales will take place on Thursday, 21 May, in the Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff. Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend Renewable Wales […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Wales must have the same powers to ban the controversial practice of fracking for onshore gas as is being proposed for Scotland. That’s the view of Plaid Cymru’s (Party of Wales) energy spokesperson Llyr Gruffydd, who said: “Under the proposals to devolve more powers to Scotland, the Scots will have powers over onshore gas licences. […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Training & Education

    RWE npower renewables has launched an apprenticeship scheme, the company announced at the Renewables UK Cymru Conference in Cardiff. The First Minister of Wales welcomed the announcement that offers skilled, long-term jobs in the renewables industry for the first time in Wales.  “In March I announced the Welsh government’s commitment to work with business to […]

  • 29 August 2013

    Swansea councilors have met today to debate the proposal for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, the South Wales Evening Post writes. Even though the project would generate the equivalent of 9 percent of Wales’ electricity needs, the tidal lagoon has raised a lot of questions. Some of the questions and concerns refer to potential effect […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Training & Education

    RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is expanding its highly popular Wales wind farm apprenticeship programme with a second round of recruitment for new candidates. The Apprentice Scheme, first launched by RWE NRL in partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai, is the first of its kind in Wales and was fully supported at the official opening in […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The funding is part of the commercial roll out, including the establishment of Minesto UK Headquarters in North Wales and commissioning of the first commercial Deep Green power plant. The EU funds will support […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    The Crown Estate and Natural Resources Wales have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) underlining their commitment to work in partnership to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably managed in the long term. The Crown Estate has already been working closely with Natural Resources Wales where there is a shared interest, such as across […]

  • 13 December 2018

    Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM has officially opened the country’s first wind turbine technician apprenticeship programme and dedicated training centre. The new programme, launched by RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, has created six new apprenticeships in North and Mid Wales – a clear […]

  • 17 September 2013

    The finalists for the first Wales Green Energy Awards have been announced today. The new awards, organised by RenewableUK Cymru, celebrate the achievements of the green energy industry in Wales. A panel of independent judges comprising Lee Water, Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Peter Davies, Wales’ Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chris Kelsey, […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Training & Education

    RWE Innogy UK (Innogy) is expanding its highly popular Wales wind farm apprenticeship programme for a third year running and is now recruiting for new candidates. Five more bespoke, highly skilled engineering posts have been created to support the business’s onshore and offshore activities, taking the total number of wind turbine generated apprenticeships in Wales […]

  • 2 August 2012

    Substations or cable laying for Atlantic Array offshore wind farm would not be built in South Wales but in north Devon, it has been said on a planning meeting of Carmarthenshire Council. However, the ports of South Wales could play a huge role in transporting components and materials to and from the development site. This […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Training & Education

    Safety Technology, safety training provider to the Wind Energy sector, is now offering Government funded places on their RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited Work at Height and Rescue safety course to individuals working or living in Wales. Selected earlier this year to deliver the Working at Height in the Energy Sector training for […]

  • 21 July 2015

    An industry led sub-group of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) has recently provided recommendations to assist Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Welsh Government in streamlining the marine energy consenting process in Wales. All marine renewable energy developments take place within a formal planning procedure which considers the impact of a new project on the environment and […]

  • 21 April 2015

    Anders Jansson, CEO of Nordic marine energy technology company Minesto agrees with recently issued report ‘Marine Energy in Wales – Investment, Jobs, Supply Chain’ by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP). He believes that marine energy can have an even stronger impact on the Welsh economy than it suggest. The report concludes that technology and project developers to […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb today (2 December) welcomed progress towards the world’s first power generating tidal lagoon potentially being built in Wales. It follows today’s announcement in the National Infrastructure Plan that the government will start closer discussions with Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd who want to build a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. Secretary of […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    A former opencast mining worker and executive has been named as the man that will front the Welsh development activities of Tidal Lagoon Power Limited, the company behind the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, in Wales. 52 year old Ioan Jenkins began his career with British Coal in South Wales prior to privatisation before then […]