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The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a draft budget notice amounting to GBP 60 million for the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) round.
UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has released a draft version of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) budget notice that the Secretary of State will give to the EMR Delivery Body, National Grid, ahead of the first allocation round in October 2014. The department divided the first allocation round in two pots. The first […]
At the beginning of this month, the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a list of 16 renewable energy projects which achieved the Phase 2 minimum threshold evaluation criteria. All applicants that met the Phase 2 evaluation criteria were sent draft investment contracts on 19 December 2013 and were invited to submit […]
Investors will receive further certainty today of how the government will support investment in new energy infrastructure through the Energy Bill, in order to keep the lights on and bills and emissions down. The draft Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan, published today for consultation, provides detail on the support mechanism (long-term Contracts for Difference) and […]
The Gujarat State Government is currently drafting a policy on offshore wind power, after a study conducted by the UK based Atlantis Resources Corporation gave a positive report on its development, The Times of India news site writes. This information from the state comes only a few days after the Indian Government announced the establishment […]
The company registration process for the third allocation round of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) has opened. According to the National Grid, registration is an essential pre-application activity and parties wishing to apply for a CfD need to first complete and submit a registration form, preferably before the application window opens. The third CfD allocation round […]
The third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round in the UK will commence on 29 May, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said. BEIS earlier issued a GBP 60 million draft budget proposal for the third CfD round. A final budget notice will be issued no later than ten working days before the commencement of […]
The 1.5GW Seagreen Phase 1 offshore wind project is entering into May 2019’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, SSE plc, the owner and developer of the project in Scotland, said.
The UK government plans to publish its final policy decisions on changes to the Contracts for Difference(CfD) scheme for the third allocation round this month.
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has called for the budget Horizon 2020 to be respected following multiple attacks. The organisation made the statement as the Council prepares to formally adopt its position on the 2016 EU draft budget. ECOFIN ministers are expected to endorse an agreement by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) […]
RenewableUK says today’s publication by the Department of Energy and Climate Change of the draft budget for the first allocation round of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) brings a greater level of clarity on the future level of financial support for renewable energy projects. However the trade association, which represents the wind, wave and tidal energy […]
From a sea of major updates that hit the headlines last year, Offshore WIND has chosen a few that could sketch the sector's progress by looking at various developments across the globe in 2018.
The UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has confirmed that the UK Government and the offshore wind industry are close to reaching a Sector Deal.
The UK Government is set to open the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round on 3 April, when it will make a total of GBP 290 million available for renewable energy projects, including offshore wind.
The UK government has set a cap of 1.5GW for phased offshore wind projects in the allocation of Contracts for Difference (CfDs), starting from the allocation round due to begin on 3 April.
Up to £110 billion of private sector investment in the electricity sector is set to be unlocked with the publication of the Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan. The investment is needed by 2020 alongside crucial measures to improve the security of electricity supply, which will be made possible now that the Energy Bill has received […]
In the run-up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 5th December, RenewableUK is urging the Government to strengthen its support for offshore wind energy by adopting a series of proposals outlined in a thought-provoking new position paper published today, “Offshore Wind: Decision Time”. The document was written by Charles Ogilvie, former Chief of Staff to […]
Pat Rabbitte, Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources this morning addressed the Irish Wind Energy Asssociation (IWEA) Conference with the following speech: Thank you for your invitation to deliver the keynote address at today’s Autumn Conference of the Irish Wind Energy Association on the occasion of your organisation being in operation for 20 […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, announced the award of a $1.27m AusIndustry grant from the Clean Technology Innovation Program to support a CETO Seawater Desalination Demonstration Pilot Plant. The award of the funding supports the design and construction of a CETO Desalination Plant which will desalinate seawater to produce freshwater. The plant will […]
In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger'wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]
New figures from Scottish Renewables show that £750 million of new renewable electricity projects began generating in Scotland in the last twelve months. The figures are highlighted in a submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee as part of their analysis of the Draft Scottish Budget. Commenting on Scottish Renewables’ submission to […]
The wind energy industry cannot support the guidance on wildlife issued last week by the Department of the Interior and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (referring to both the wind energy guidelines and the eagle-specific guidance). The wind industry participated for more than two years in a public, collaborative Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) process, […]
Washington, DC - In an effort to expand and diversify American energy resources, improve our environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of new, clean energy jobs, U.S. Senator Susan Collins is urging Senate Appropriators to allocate federal funding to support the development of deepwater offshore wind technology. The University of Maine […]