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6 January 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

UK Ministers of Parliament debated the effect of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation process on offshore wind developments in one of five Westminster Hall debates this morning (January 6). The majority of MPs have stressed the industry’s positive overall impact on employment, local and national economy and energy mix as a major reason to support offshore wind energy. On […]

30 June 2014 Training & Education

Inverness pupils talked their way to the top prize at the Big Green Challenge debating competition. Charleston Academy triumphed for the second year running, competing against 19 schools from across the Highlands and islands at the Scottish Parliament. The Big Green Challenge is run by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and sponsored by SSE and Mitsubishi […]

27 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Independent TD for the Dublin Bay North Constituency, Thomas P. Broughan discussed offshore renewable energy at Dáil Éireann (Irish House of Deputies) on February 26.  Topical Issue Debate on the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan was prepared by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with Minister Pat Rabbitte responding on behalf of the government. Among other […]

26 June 2014 Authorities

Tomorrow, June 27, EU Heads of State and Government will meet in Brussels to debate on two burning issues: the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and an EU climate and energy framework for 2030 to be agreed in October. WWF stated that it fears that the discussion on who becomes the next president of the […]

16 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

In the context of the European Commission’s upcoming study, due in June 2014, EWEA is hosting a public debate on subsidies to the power sector with speakers from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission and the fossil fuel sector. The debate will be held on April 29 in EWEA’s office […]

25 February 2014 Training & Education

On Thursday, 6 March, a panel of experts will meet at Durham University to debate whether the lights will go out in the UK in the next decade. The event, a collaboration between Durham’s Energy Institute (DEI) and DONG Energy will be open to the public who will be able to ask questions and debate […]

29 October 2013 Business & Finance

Attempts to compare subsidies for different energies in the UK are “apples to oranges” and muddle a skewed debate further, the CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said today. With the European Commission preparing guidance on public intervention in energy markets, EWEA is calling for greater clarity and more transparency on public support. […]

21 October 2013

Political and industry leaders will debate ‘2030 targets – the magic number?’ on the opening day of EWEA OFFSHORE 2013 on 19 November in Frankfurt. Confirmed speakers: Daniel Johansson, State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication, Sweden Melchior Wathelet, Secretary of State for the Environment, Energy and Mobility, Belgium Jos Delbeke, Director-General for Climate […]

10 September 2013 Authorities

Torridge District Council’s Special Plans Committee is holding a meeting on the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm today in Bideford Town Hall. Outside the Town Hall there will be a protest against the offshore wind project, according to ITV. Opponents claim that such a large infrastructure could damage the region’s tourism and hence, endanger […]

29 August 2013 Authorities

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 […]

10 July 2013 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Major proposals for an offshore wind farm stretching across a wide area of the Sussex coastline will be put under the spotlight by a West Sussex County Council scrutiny committee. The debate on the Rampion plan, put forward by energy giant E.ON, will be webcast because of the huge public interest in the proposal. The […]

5 June 2013

Commenting on the third reading of the Energy Bill, Alex Dawson, Chief Executive of TAG Energy Solutions and Chairman of North East Renewables Group, Energi Coast, said: “The Energy Bill debate surrounding decarbonisation continues to reaffirm the importance low carbon resources such as offshore wind will play in the UK’s energy mix.  “However, continuing delays […]

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: […]

8 March 2013 Authorities

The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 got a preliminary approval from the state Senate yesterday. The debate on the bill is scheduled to continue today, but the final vote is unlikely to come before Monday, CapitalGazette.com reports.  During the yesterday’s debate, the Senate rejected six amendments to the bill offered by the Republicans, […]

12 December 2012 Authorities

The Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller strongly supports the offshore wind energy bill. He said that he is willing to make changes to the Senate Finance Committee to pass the offshore wind bill for a debate at Senate, writes the Associated Press. “I might have to do that in terms of getting out […]

14 November 2012

SRM will hold a public consultation with Quadra residents regarding the tidal energy potential around their island, writes Campbell River Mirror. Namely, the company applied for licenses to determine the tidal potential in south Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows, Strathcona Regional District (SRD). The consultation meeting will be held on Wednesday Nov. 21 at the […]

1 November 2012 Authorities

A vivid political debate on energy policy has marked the race for the Senate between U.S. Senator Scott Brown and his challenger Elizabeth Warren. While Sen. Brown opposes the Cape Wind project, Warren supports it as a part of her focus on development of renewable energy. The Cape Wind offshore project is a huge sign […]

16 September 2012

Following a public consultation regarding the proposal for Walney Extension offshore windfarm, held at the Villa Marina last week, Steam Packet Company said that DONG Energy’s information at the event were misleading. Steam Packet Company CEO Mark Woodward said: “The Dong Walney public consultation was potentially somewhat misleading to the Manx public as there appeared […]

30 August 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, today welcomed a well-judged call for the debate on wind policy to be based on evidence. In a new report – “Beyond The Bluster – Why Wind Power Is An Effective Technology”, the Institute for Public Policy Research demonstrates that wind is […]

5 June 2012 Environment

As the environmentalists struggle with wind power pros and cons, a similar debate over UK’s Severn Estuary tidal power proposal is taking place. The Earth Techling news portal writes that the project was seen as feasible and likely to produce low-cost energy. On the other hand, it was determined to be the most environmentally risky. […]

19 December 2011 Authorities

Maryland lawmakers are preparing to resume debate on one of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s major green initiatives, an offshore wind energy… By Greg Masters (somd) [mappress] Source: somd, December 19, 2011

25 November 2011

The sea may seem like a vast and empty place, but it is a potential conflict zone for the many sea-users. From fisheries to oil and gas, tourism to offshore wind energy, shipping lanes to military zones, sea space has many people vying for its use – and these conflicting interests will be the subject […]

7 October 2011 Authorities

In response to growing interest in ocean renewable energy development along the Oregon coast, Clatsop and Tillamook counties… By Dave Fisher (northcoastcitizen) [mappress] Source: northcoastcitizen, October 07, 2011

25 September 2011

  It was standing room only in the Brussels Press Club for the EWEA Public Debate. Over 125 people came to hear the four expert speakers and questions put to them on the topic “Energy Infrastructure – the next great European project?”. The big news of the night came from Michael Köhler, Head of Cabinet […]

21 July 2011

Offshore wind farms are expected to make a significant contribution to European electricity demand over the next 40 years, according to a report being published this month by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). While onshore wind farms currently represent 96.5% of total installed wind energy capacity, the offshore wind sector is growing fast and […]

1 December 2010 Authorities

When state Sen. Sean Kean saw the fierce opposition a proposed wind turbine stirred in his Shore-area district, he came up with a solution… By Matt Friedman (northjersey) [mappress] Source: northjersey, December 01, 2010