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21 November 2013 Authorities

The offshore wind energy sector called on the future German government to ensure planning and investment security for continued expansion of offshore wind in Germany. “Offshore wind energy is an essential building block of the energy transition. The new federal government thus needs to develop a clear framework soon so the industry can make final […]

22 October 2013

The Government has today announced that two major offshore renewable energy projects have been earmarked to receive a share of the £40 Billion government infrastructure guarantee scheme. Able Marine Energy Park, a port facility to support the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies on Humberside, and Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe Offshore […]

22 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a government infrastructure guarantee, Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has announced today. Forty projects are now at the stage known as pre-qualification, meaning they are eligible for the UK Guarantee scheme. Over half that have pre-qualified are energy projects, helping ensure […]

8 October 2013

Due to the U.S. government shutdown, Salem Sound Coastwatch was forced to prolong today's "Climate Change in New England" lecture, which was supposed to be held at the National Park Service’s Visitor Center. This is the second lecture in a row to be postponed after National Park Service’s Visitor Center closed. Jonathan Parker of the […]

8 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Able UK, which is developing the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP), has welcomed yesterday's decision of the UK Government to invest GBP 100 million in enterprise zones for their completion of key infrastructure projects and successful competition for new businesses. The Government explained that the funding is meant to support inward investment by turning previously […]

7 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK Government is putting an extra £100 million on the table so enterprise zones can complete key infrastructure projects and successfully compete for the new businesses that will create thousands of local jobs across the country, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today (7 October 2013). Last week the Prime Minister reinforced his commitment to […]

4 October 2013 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Danish Energy Agency released prior information notice concerning 450 MW offshore wind power turbines which are to be installed in nearshore areas. Bids will be submitted for six different areas which have been designated for this tender. The prospected nearshore sites are located in the North Sea off the West coast of Denmark (2 areas), […]

2 October 2013 Authorities, R&D

The Isle of Man Government announced yesterday that they are seeking a consultant to assist with forthcoming expressions of interest and tenders for offshore wind farms in the Isle of Man’s territorial seas.  In May 2013, Tynwald agreed that the Isle of Man Government would explore opportunities to develop potential offshore energy production in Isle […]

27 September 2013 Authorities

As part of the implementation of the Government’s Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark, 21 initiatives are now being launched in order to target education and training in the offshore sector, as well as to further qualify the labour force and create growth and jobs. The offshore industry is one of Denmark’s commercial positions […]

24 September 2013 Authorities

The offshore wind power conference OBMC 2013 began with an appeal to the new government. All speakers urged the German government to proceed with the necessary revision of the Renewable Energy Act with no time pressure. Ronny Meyer, CEO of the Wind Energy Agency WAB and initiator of the campaign “Offshore - Germany Wind Force", […]

17 September 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

The Scottish Government has awarded a share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) to Pelamis Wave Power, to support the commercialisation of the Pelamis wave energy device and parallel site development activities. Richard Yemm, CEO of Pelamis Wave Power said: “Today’s announcement is a huge boost for our company, technology and partners. The awards […]

16 September 2013

RenewableUK today welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

16 September 2013 Authorities

MeyGen has welcomed Scottish Government's approval of the 86MW tidal energy project located in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Caithness, home to one of Europe’s greatest tidal resources. Ed Rollings, Environment & Consents Manager of MeyGen, commented: “The award of this consent is the culmination of over 4 years […]

16 September 2013 Authorities

As MP Peter Hain describes the Severn Barrage project as ‘dead in the water’, Tom King considers where the Government’s energy priorities should really be: Peter Hain, who quit Labour’s frontbench to campaign for the Severn Barrage, has today announced the project is effectively dead in the water so long as the Coalition remains in […]

16 September 2013 Authorities, Technology

Development of the largest tidal array in Europe today can now progress after Scottish Ministers awarded consent to build the first tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth. MeyGen Limited, a competitor in the Scottish Government’s Saltire Prize, has been given the go ahead to install the tidal array in stages, beginning with a nine […]

12 September 2013

Scottish Renewables reacted to a new Audit Scotland report which claims Scotland's strategy for renewable energy is clear but achieving goals will be challenging.  Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The report highlights the clear and strong energy policy from the Scottish Government, which has given the industry confidence to invest and build […]

4 September 2013 R&D

A new independent report published today that is jointly sponsored by DONG Energy and Siemens outlines the important role that renewables can play in the UK’s transition to a low carbon electricity supply over coming decades. The report was launched in Parliament at a cross-party debate with key note speech from Rt. Hon Ed Davey […]

26 August 2013 Authorities

Offshore wind energy is an essential pillar of the Germany’s energy policy. In order to improve the framework of sustainable energy, the North German coastal states and cities have decided to issue an exhortation to the Federal Government titled "Cuxhaven Offshore Appeal". The "Cuxhaven Offshore Appeal" formulates steps that are necessary to overcome the current […]

14 August 2013 R&D, Training & Education

The Indian Government’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have today published a report written by Oldbaum Services detailing the huge potential for offshore wind energy in the country. Offshore Wind Potential Tamil Nadu was written by Oldbaum’s Technical Director Andy Oldroyd and Poushali Maji, Technical Lead in Mumbai. Its publication is a significant step […]

8 August 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

A detailed draft of the contract that Government will offer investors in low-carbon energy generation was published yesterday, providing further certainty to prospective developers and investors. Government is reforming the electricity market through the Energy Bill in order to keep the lights on, decarbonise the economy and minimise costs to consumers. A new support mechanism […]

6 August 2013

The Humber LEP welcomes the publication of the Government’s offshore wind strategy. The strategy formalises and brings together the key strands of sector for the industry to strengthen the UK position, where there is already more wind operation than the rest of the world combined. The Humber is well placed to create a large proportion of the 30,000 jobs linked […]

2 August 2013 Authorities

Certainty and security are central to sustained investment in Scotland’s significant offshore wind resources the Secretary of State for Scotland has said on the day the UK Government and business launched a multi-million pound long-term strategy aimed at strengthening the UK’s position in the offshore wind industry. The UK already leads the world in offshore […]

2 August 2013 Authorities

Tees Valley Unlimited’s Managing Director Stephen Catchpole welcomed the Government’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy saying the area is well-placed to capitalise on the opportunities the new framework offers. The Local Enterprise Partnership worked closely with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to help draft the strategy that will both promote the growth of the […]

26 July 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced the receipt of $852,511 from the Australian Government for the completion of Milestone 2 of the Perth Wave Energy Project. Milestone 2 involved the completion of the detailed design and approvals for the Perth Wave Energy Project. This is the second milestone payment to be received from […]

12 July 2013 Authorities, R&D

The Hong Kong Government proposes to allow the Hongkong Electric Company, Limited to carry out offshore ground investigation works involving borehole drilling and soil sampling at the sea-bed of 35 locations situated about 3.5 kilometres southwest of Lamma Island. The works are part of the feasibility study on utilising wind energy for power generation at […]

11 July 2013

Deepwater Wind hailed announcement by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration on its plans to jumpstart development of large offshore wind farms to power downstate New York. The New York State Department of State published a study demonstrating the feasibility of offshore wind to provide numerous benefits to the region, such as improved air […]