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  • 8 November 2019

    The Polish Ministry of Energy has prepared a draft bill supporting the development of offshore wind energy. According to the Polish Ministry of Energy, the draft is now set for further legislative work by the government followed by the public consultations phase. The ministry said it began working on developing a dedicated act that supports […]

  • 15 January 2020

    Poland has started a public consultation process on a draft bill to support the development of offshore wind energy in the Polish Baltic Sea. The 30-day public consultation period started on 15 January. The draft bill, ”Ustawy o promowaniu wytwarzania energii elektrycznej w morskich farmach wiatrowych (UD34)”, translated loosely as ”The act to promote electricity […]

  • 22 December 2015

    The Dutch Senate is currently in session, discussing the Stroom draft bill, under which TenneT would be in charge of construction of the offshore grid for the connection of offshore wind farms.  The bill also regulates the split of electricity companies, as the Dutch government wants to unbundle energy producers from power distributors. The country’s minister of economic affairs, Henk Kamp, […]

  • 23 July 2012

    Responding to comments from Tim Yeo MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, who have examined the government’s draft Energy Bill, Catherine Birkbeck, Policy Manager for Grid and Markets at Scottish Renewables, said: “We have always said that the Energy Bill has the potential to make or break the renewables industry. The committee has […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The call for tenders for Borssele sites I and II, planned to be launched this month, will be delayed until mid-January 2016. This was said by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, which explained it will wait for the discussion on the draft bill, called Stroom, in the Dutch Senate before launching the tender procedure. The draft bill […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Parties of the German ruling coalition agreed yesterday to lower the limit on damages that grid operators must pay for delays when connecting offshore wind farms to the grid, Joachim Pfeiffer from the Christian Democratic Union told Bloomberg. The limit on damages when grid companies are found negligent was reduced to EUR 17.5 million from […]

  • 22 January 2020

    NAVA Ship Design Office has designed a wind farm support vessel (WFSV) which will service the offshore wind sector in Poland. The vessel will provide accommodation for 16 persons and will feature two MTU 12 V 2000 M72 diesel engines speeding up to a maximum of 25kn. Poland has set a goal to develop 8GW of offshore […]

  • 31 July 2012

    Polish Economy Ministry presented the newest version of a draft bill on July 27, in which the state cuts the overall support for renewable energy sources between 2013 and 2020. Specifically, the proposed support for biomass and onshore wind power will be reduced in favour of offshore wind and solar power. Reuters brings an explanation […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

    Energi Coast, North East England’s renewables group, believes that almost 2,000 new jobs could be created for the region’s offshore renewables supply chain if the Government’s draft Energy Bill can create stability and clarity in the offshore renewables market. Alex Dawson, Chairman of Energi Coast, says that the rapid introduction of the draft bill after […]

  • 11 March 2016

    A draft bill for the advancement of naval financing has been presented to the plenary session of the Panamanian National Assembly.  The bill was introduced by Álvaro Alemán, presidential minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Jorge Barakat Pitty, Minister of Maritime Affairs and administrator of the AMP, and […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has proposed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) which would enable two offshore wind tenders with a total capacity of 2.92GW to be held in 2017. The two tenders with 1.46GW capacity each are part of the new draft bill for the development and promotion of offshore wind energy […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 30 November 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed the long-awaited publication of the Energy Bill. Introducing the Bill to Parliament today, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Edward Davey, said it would attract investment to bring about a once in a generation transformation of our electricity market, moving […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Germany is expecting to solve the liability issue in offshore wind sector by the end of this year, so the bill aiming to provide investment security for the industry could enter into force early in 2013. Peter Altmaier, German Environment Minister, is quoted by Bloomberg as saying that he is hoping to pass a bill […]

  • 3 July 2019

    The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Bureau of Energy Technology Policy have issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 2,000MW of offshore wind energy. The RFP comes as Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the House Bill 7156, An Act Concerning the Procurement of Energy Derived From Offshore […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Previous plans for the reform of the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG), involving cuts of wind energy subsidies and reduction of wind energy development, have been altered. After a number of German states complained on the initial plans, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the country’s 16 state premiers at an energy summit in Berlin […]

  • 7 January 2015

    The French Senate has adopted conclusions of the Joint Committee on a draft bill for the simplification of business life, which will vastly benefit the offshore renewables sector through some of its sections. The industry has welcomed several simplification measures, particularly provisions aimed at creating a unique authorization regime for offshore renewable energy. Section 18 of the Act authorizes the French Government to […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Germany’s Federal Cabinet has completed the amended 2016 Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2016) which will now be sent to the Parliament (Bundestag and Bundesrat). The amended EEG 2016 includes a draft bill for the development and promotion of offshore wind energy –WindSeeG, which proposes two offshore wind tenders with a total capacity of 2.92GW to be held in 2017. The 2.92 […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    During 2011-12 period Scotland attracted the second highest level of renewable investment in the UK, worth a total of GBP 1.7 billion, creating 4,411 jobs, says the Scotsman. The DECC’s announced results, which followed the publication of the Government’s draft energy bill, say that only Yorkshire managed to secure a place ahead of Scotland having […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Government is publishing a call for evidence to assess and address barriers to market access that independent renewable generators may be experiencing. Before independent generators can raise debt to build their project, they require long-term contracts that guarantee that someone will purchase the power they generate. Some generators are reporting a decline in the terms […]

  • 23 May 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries, welcomed the publication of the draft Energy Bill, but warned that the industry still held concerns over the proposed timetable for implementation. With detailed arrangements in a host of areas still to be determined, and a challenging timetable for consultation, RenewableUK […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Technology, Vessels

    Japan’s Toda Corporation has, in collaboration with Yoshida Co., Ltd., launched a vessel designed for the installation of floating offshore wind turbines.

  • 10 June 2016

    Belgian Council of Ministers has approved, on second reading, a draft bill to amend the system of granting green certificates for electricity produced by wind farms in the North Sea. The mechanism for granting of green certificates concerns Rentel (296MW) and Norther (350MW) offshore wind farms, and will provide for an LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) of EUR 124/MWh for […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp must act quickly to take out the provisions related to offshore wind power generation from the recently rejected STROOM bill, and run them through both Houses of Parliament via a new draft bill to minimise the delays in the Borssele I & II offshore wind projects, according to Baker & McKenzie Energy, […]

  • 18 May 2012

    A report released by Oxford Economics and commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), has shown that a low carbon scenario whereby the UK had a “significant increase in the share of renewable energy in the power sector” would mean that the impact of future fossil fuel price shocks on the UK […]

  • 22 May 2012

      Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed the publication of the draft UK Energy Bill, which outlines plans for Energy Market Reform. Mr Ewing said that the Scottish Government supported the strengthening of market support for renewable electricity as well as carbon capture and storage, but warned that any reform must reflect Scotland’s devolved powers, […]