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1 July 2013 Authorities

The recent announcement by the UK Government about the measures to help boost investment in the renewable energy industries has been welcomed by many industry leaders. Among them was Neil Etherington, Able UK's group development director who said: "The fact that the Government has come forward with the announcement on strike prices earlier than expected […]

28 June 2013

Following the recent announcements made by the UK government, Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables released a statement. She said: “The UK Government’s commitment to provide extra support for renewable generators on the Scottish islands will help reassure investors who are faced with the highest grid connection charges in the UK - but […]

5 June 2013 Authorities

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) have announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The auction, scheduled to take place on July 31, will offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing. […]

24 May 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

RenewableUK says an official report on the dangers of failing to invest in renewable energy represents a timely call for the Government to set clear long-term policies to boost the deployment of wind, wave and tidal power. The independent and highly authoritative study makes it clear that hard-pressed British consumers’ bills have shot up due […]

22 May 2013

Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Scottish Government for a 40MW wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis, Scotland - making it the world's largest fully-permitted ocean energy site. The announcement was made by the Scottish Government's Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. […]

21 May 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

It has been two years since the Government of Ontario announced that it is imposing a cancellation/moratorium on offshore wind, saying that it needed time to perform more scientific studies on the effects of offshore wind turbines on health and environment. This decision affected Trillium Power the most, as the company had plans for four […]

16 May 2013 Authorities

The first meeting of the new offshore wind sector council will take place today co-chaired by Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) of ScottishPower and Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon. The meeting comes as government and the industry prepare to deliver the offshore wind industrial strategy which will be published in the coming months. […]

16 May 2013

RenewableUK has welcomed a new report from the UK and Scottish Governments on the potential contribution from the Scottish Islands to the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets. The report also recognised the problems inherent in deploying renewables on the Islands due to higher grid connection costs. David Krohn, RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal development manager said: […]

8 May 2013 Authorities

Arnaud Montebourg, Minister of Productive Recovery, Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Frederic Cuvillier, Deputy Minister of Transport, Sea and Fisheries, welcomed the publication of the report on the prospects of development of marine renewable energy, which was presented on April 15 at the national debate on energy transition. This report […]

6 May 2013 Authorities, R&D, Technology

Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. (CWE) announces that the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan T.D., has approved its application for a Foreshore License in respect of site investigation works between Freagh Point and Spanish Point, Co. Clare. This site was originally selected by CWE's 100% owned […]

5 May 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Fundy Tidal Inc. (Fundy Tidal), Acadia University, and Dalhousie University’s Department of Oceanography will continue R&D activities to identify the best locations for small-scale tidal power projects in Digby County bolstered by a three-year, $3.3 million research project. Funding of $1.6 million will come from Natural Resources Canada through its 2012 ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative competition. […]

15 April 2013 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

Lord Andrew Adonis, a British Labour Party politician, has urged the UK Government to take action on offshore wind and to unlock the many possibilities for employment in the North East. He stated that the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm could have been an opportunity for supply and maintenance jobs in the past three years, […]

9 April 2013

Prior to the eighth National Maritime Conference, which was held in Kiel, the Association of Employers Nordmetall requested from the German Federal Government to commit to offshore wind power, "You cannot switch off the nuclear power after an incident at the other end of the world, " said Nordmetall General Manager Thomas Klischan. It is […]

8 April 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

German mechanical engineers are criticizing the poor management of energy transition by the Federal Government. Due to a lack of reliable framework conditions, investments have already been postponed and the construction of offshore wind farms has practically ceased, assessed Thorsten Herdan, energy policy spokesman of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) in an interview for the […]

28 March 2013 Authorities

On Tuesday (March 26), Waveney MP Peter Aldous lead a Parliamentary debate on the opportunities for economic growth offered by the renewal of the UK’s energy infrastructure and called on the Government to maximise the British content of UK energy infrastructure projects. Speaking about the offshore oil and gas and wind sectors in the House […]

26 March 2013 Authorities

Following the decision of the Scottish Government to give consent to the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre’s (EOWDC) development, Donald Trump still stands behind his words to fight the project in courts. Mr. Trump says that this was a purely political decision and he has vowed to file a lawsuit to stop the project from […]

26 March 2013

In response to consent being given by the Scottish Government to the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will be a unique testing facility for the development of offshore wind turbines and technology. It will create an opportunity […]

26 March 2013 Wind Farm Update

The project partners behind the ground-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) have welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to approve consent for the project. The cutting-edge project is a demonstration facility for next generation wind turbines and associated technology. With expected capital expenditure of more than £230 million, the EOWDC would prove to be a […]

26 March 2013 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Government today announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables, sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs […]

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: […]

14 March 2013 Authorities

West Cornwall MP Andrew George today congratulated the Government on its support for the marine renewable sector but urged Ministers to step up support for wave energy, including the West Cornwall Wave Hub located off the North Coast of his constituency. In the Commons this morning Mr George asked Green Energy Minister, Greg Barker MP, to […]

14 March 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Developers of renewable electricity projects will be able to apply for support to enable them to commission and build projects more quickly. The Government’s Final Investment Decision Enabling programme is designed to help developers of low carbon electricity projects make final investment decisions ahead of changes to the electricity market in the second half of […]

5 March 2013

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) welcomes the news that several marine renewables projects are set to progress having been successful in securing funding. MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have won £10 million each under the Government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), which will progress their tidal stream projects at Pentland Firth and […]

1 March 2013 Authorities, R&D

The Crown Estate has today published a study of the UK offshore wind market that reviews the existing programme, and identifies future opportunities and potential challenges. Among the key findings, the report concludes that the offshore wind sector is capable of meeting the government's ambition of deploying up to 18 GW of capacity by 2020, […]

1 March 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

The Scottish Government yesterday announced more than £4 million for new wave and tidal power research capacity, securing Scotland’s world-leading position in marine energy. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing told industry delegates at the RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference in London that the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney would get £3 million for a […]

28 February 2013 Authorities, Technology

The Welsh Government has given its approval to the development of the Skerries Tidal Stream Array, which will be Wales’ first commercial tidal energy farm. The Skerries tidal array, one of the largest of its kind to be consented in the UK, will be developed by Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and will supply up […]