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8 May 2014 Business & Finance

Dominion Virginia Power has been awarded an additional $47 million from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to help fund the construction of a 12-megawatt demonstration project, consisting of two 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines on innovative substructures that will produce enough electricity to power up to 3,000 homes. "This was a highly competitive process […]

7 May 2014 Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

An independent consultancy company Xero Energy has prepared a report, commissioned jointly by the UK and Scottish governments, which helps to unlock the huge renewable energy potential of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands. The new report identifies a series of actions to help deliver necessary electricity grid connections. It is part of ongoing, collaborative […]

7 May 2014 Training & Education

Under the series “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…”, US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is now focusing on the offshore wind. Besides these facts, the department has released Energy 101: Wind Turbines video. 1. Offshore Wind Resources are Near Most Americans: More than 70 percent of the nation’s electricity consumption occurs in the […]

28 April 2014 Business & Finance

News that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has awarded an investment contract for the planned Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm off Norfolk received positive feedback in the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ). EEEZ inward investment director James Gray said: “Dudgeon is a key project for us, being only 20 miles off Cromer and […]

23 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Supply Chain Group, has declared the Government’s financial support for five new UK offshore wind projects a major step forward for the industry.  The group, which represents the region’s experienced offshore renewables supply chain, also believes that these new projects are the perfect opportunity for wind farm developers to […]

23 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Dong Energy today welcomed the news that three of the company's offshore wind farm development projects will be supported by Government-awarded financial investment decision (FID) enabling contracts. Henrik Poulsen, Chief Executive Officer of Dong Energy, said: "These awards represent the successful conclusion of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) process that has been ongoing over the […]

23 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Government today awarded five offshore wind projects with Financial Investment Decision (FID) enabling contracts. The Government today unveiled eight major renewable electricity projects, which are awarded under the Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables process, allocating the first Contracts for Difference (CfDs) that are being introduced through the Electricity Market Reform programme. […]

14 April 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Scottish Government is working with island communities to boost economic returns on unrivalled natural, cultural and economic assets, Scottish First Minister said ahead of a Cabinet meeting in Stornoway on April 16. Support for the Gaelic language, measures to support renewable energy investment, and assistance for the islands tourism industry will be among the […]

7 April 2014 Authorities

The REA praised the Government's East Marine Plans, approved by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and published by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Inshore and Offshore East Marine Plans are the first two of 11 Marine Plans the Government intends to complete by 2021. These will eventually set planning guidance for sustainable development in all […]

26 March 2014

Reacting to today’s announcement by SSE that it has decided to maintain investment in Beatrice offshore wind farm, although it has decided not to proceed in the long-term with its stakes in 4 other offshore wind projects (Galloper (50% ownership stake), Seagreen (50%), Forewind (25%) and Islay (100%), RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “This […]

18 March 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Industrial Union of Metalworkers from Küste district, IG Metall Küste, and regional organizations of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) in northern Germany will jointly organize a "warning minute for wind power in Northern Germany". Workers and management teams of numerous companies will stage a protest walk on Wednesday, 19 March in Berlin, symbolically at […]

11 March 2014 Authorities

Wind energy companies and organizations, 151 of them that gathered in Barcelona for this year's EWEA event, have signed a declaration addressed to EU heads of state and the government that calls for an ambitious 2030 renewable energy target. EU heads of state and the government will discuss 2030 climate and energy targets in ten […]

10 March 2014 Authorities, Environment

Portuguese secretary of state for energy Artur Trindade will today call on EU heads of state and government to set ambitious targets for 2030 including a 40% renewable energy target and a target for grid infrastructure. Ambitious targets as the only way of ensuring green growth in leading European industries such as the wind power […]

27 February 2014 R&D, Technology

The Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced that the Scottish Government’s Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) Array Technology Innovation Programme has made an award to a team of marine experts - to undertake a research project on Turbulence in Marine Environments (TIME) for measuring and evaluating turbulent effects in tidal arrays in Scottish Waters. […]

11 February 2014 Authorities

Carnegie's subsidiary, CWE Ireland, has welcomed  the Irish Government's recent announcement, according to which EUR 26 million would be invested in wave and tidal energy development. The Government’s plan also assesses that the marine renewable resources around the Irish coast amount to  up to 70GW,enough to supply Irish energy needs by more than 14 times. […]

7 February 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, along with the Department for Energy & Climate Change, has published a report on capabilities and opportunities of the UK's offshore wind supply chain. The report, produced by BVG Associates, presents a first ‘map’ of the UK offshore wind supply chain in the UK. It identifies its strengths […]

23 January 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

The UK Education Secretary Michael Gove today gave the approval to the Humber University Technical College (UTC) in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The Humber UTC is led by the University of Hull in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, North Lindsey College and Outwood Grange Academies Trust. The college is supported by employers including Able UK, Tata […]

14 January 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT), today announced that Victorian Wave Partners Pty Ltd (VWP), its project-specific operating entity wholly-owned by Ocean Power Technologies, Australasia (OPTA), has signed an agreement with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). This agreement is a Deed of Variation to the original Funding Deed through which a A$66.5 million grant was […]

31 December 2013 Authorities

Ireland’s Minister for Natural Resources, Fergus O'Dowd, T.D. has pledged EUR 15 million for continuation of "the most valuable resource for marine research and development in Ireland and beyond”. This 5 year-scheme, which will cover 125,000 square kilometres of underwater territory, will benefit many sectors besides offshore renewable energy projects. Minister O'Dowd said: "I am […]

18 December 2013 Authorities

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has today approved plans to create a world-class centre for the renewable energy industries on the south bank of the Humber. Able's founder and Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson described this as ‘massively important for the region and the whole of the UK economy’. The Government’s go-ahead for the development of […]

12 December 2013

In a joint statement released on December 10, over 100 businesses, investors, faith groups and NGOs, including WWF, urged the government to ensure business stability by sticking to plans to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions. The broad alliance, made up of major businesses such as Unilever, Kingfisher, O2, Cisco and Aviva called on decision-makers to […]

11 December 2013 Authorities

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched a report today, in which it states clearly that there is no reason for the Government to reduce the Carbon Budget when it comes up for review in 2014, and that it needs to stay on course in the journey towards a decarbonised economy. In its review of […]

4 December 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

In response to the UK Government's announcement on changes to government renewable energy subsidies, ORE Catapult CEO Andrew Jamieson said: "We welcome the Government's announcement of additional financial support for the development of offshore wind energy generation, in recognition of both the challenges that it faces and the opportunity that it brings. "It is now […]

4 December 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 by the Treasury, which confirms the levels of financial support for onshore and offshore wind between 2015 and 2019. The reduction in financial support for offshore wind is less steep than had been mooted in the draft strike prices which were published in the […]

28 November 2013 Business & Finance

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced the receipt of $748,849 from the Australian Government for progress on the desalination plant, foundations, onshore power plant and pipelines of the Perth Wave Energy Project; with an additional $451,480 received from the Western Australian State Government. Carnegie received $470,159 for completion of three milestones from the […]

21 November 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), yesterday announced federal support for a study to assess the potential economic impact of the tidal energy sector in Atlantic Canada. Marine renewable energy represents a significant emerging global market, and it is estimated that tidal energy has the potential to generate billions of […]