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  • 17 June 2016

    What is the possible impact of a wind farm project on wildlife? Offshore wind, as a renewable source of energy, has the potential to strongly reduce carbon emissions, which in turn will positively affect a great many species. Placement of offshore wind farms, building the foundations and even the sound of turning blades do nonetheless also have an […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Environment, R&D

    A Marine Scotland Science study investigating the coastal movement of Scottish salmon deployed a number of satellite tags on fish in 2013 to 2014. This work was aimed at determining the potential for marine renewable energy to affect migrating salmon. The satellite tags detach from the salmon at a pre-determined time and transmit their location, […]

  • 23 November 2011

    A recent study by Dutch scientists into the impact on the local ecology of an offshore windfarm has found that it was… (utilityweek) [mappress] Source: utilityweek, November 23, 2011

  • 10 May 2013

    Marine renewable energy has enormous potential, however, due care should be taken that possible environmental impacts are brought to a minimum to address public and other stakeholders’ concerns for such projects. To be able to propose technical mitigation measures, a clear understanding is needed of the likely environmental impacts of noise (during both installation and […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has potential transboundary effects, Meath County Council has been advised. The transboundary state (the UK) may grant permission subject to conditions or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. The proposed development, Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, is located at approximately 19km west-south-west of the Isle of Walney coast […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Despite the previous announcements about the Sikka l-Bajda offshore wind farm, the Labour Spokesman on Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Leo Brincat has questioned the Maltese government’s commitment to the renewable energy, reports DI-VE site. He also said that Malta is at the bottom of the EU’s list for alternative energy produced by the […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, which states the project will not have a significant impact on the environment.

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    ORE Catapult marked its 2016/17 financial year with over 500 collaborations with industry and academia, a 10% increase from the previous year, including support to 134 small and medium-sized companies and participation in 35 international projects. 

  • 26 November 2013

    East of England representatives have returned from the offshore wind industry exhibition in Frankfurt with increased optimism about the region’s major role in the global windpower revolution. EWEA’s event attended around 500 exhibitors among which was a team from the Norfolk and Suffolk Energy Alliance (NSEA), promoting the EEEZ (the East of England Energy Zone). […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The development, construction and 25-year lifetime operation of Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Beatrice, is expected to generate GBP 2.4 billion of value for the UK economy, a new analysis has found. The 84 turbine, 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm – the fourth largest offshore wind farm in the world – was completed last month, […]

  • 10 April 2017

    Knowledge of impact forces is an important aspect in the design and subsequent operation of offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines are typically monopile or space frame structures. In addition to their basic operational loading, these structures are designed to withstand the environmental loads experienced offshore from waves, currents and wind.

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Even though the Cape Wind project, the first proposed offshore wind farm in the U.S., is fully permitted and nearing completion of the project financing phase, its opponents are putting their last efforts into preventing the installation of wind turbines off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Opponents of the Cape Wind project have filed a brief with the U.S. […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Dalby Offshore is currently trialling a new system for motion and impact monitoring of offshore vessels, Oceanic Dynamics, on the recently delivered crew transfer vessel Dalby Ouse. Oceanic Dynamics is created by UK Electronic Solutions, part of NSSLGlobal Group, and is designed to protect the longevity of offshore assets by monitoring and reporting vessel impact on structures, passenger comfort […]

  • 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: […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The University of Delaware in the U.S. has found that the distance at which turbines are located from shore has a significant impact on how tourists feel about offshore wind projects.

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Vattenfall’s Wind Business Area recorded an uptick in wind generation in the first quarter of 2017 on the back of more than 500MW of added capacity, including the recently commissioned 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm.

  • 4 November 2013
    Environment, Grid Connection

    From July 1 to September 27, excavators rolled into Leybucht to move 33,000 cubic meters of soil and thus create the conditions for the Mittelplate, Germany’s largest oil field located in environmentally important Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Parks, to recover to its original state. This measure was taken by the transmission system operator TenneT. TenneT […]

  • 7 April 2016

    Wind turbines that could be spinning off the coast of North Carolina in the future would affect the state’s tourism, despite the fact that people generally support wind energy as a clean source of power. According to a study by economists at North Carolina State University (NCSU), nearshore wind farms are likely to negatively impact […]

  • 6 October 2014

    Chesapeake Biological Laboratory of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science in cooperation with Marine Scotland Science and Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of Aberdeen worked on recent publication reviewing the assessments carried out for offshore wind farms. The article describes the lessons learned from recent experiences in the European offshore wind industry […]

  • 4 March 2013

    ABPmer, a leading UK marine environmental consultancy, has been appointed by Alderney Commission for Renewable Energy to prepare a broad-scale regional assessment of the potential environmental impact of possible future renewable energy development in Alderney. This is largely focused on tidal stream development within Alderney’s territorial waters. The study will provide a baseline description of […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic Intelligence Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have developed a benchmark standard in measuring local and national value added from offshore wind developments. Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global, BVGA said. For continued growth and to build local and government […]

  • 12 June 2012

    Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy company, today announces the publication by London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) of a major new report into the economic impact of the UK’s offshore wind sector out to 2030. The Report has been published to coincide with the first ever Global Offshore Wind conference being […]

  • 2 November 2011

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData ‘s new report “Impact Analysis of Sovereign Debt Crisis on Renewable Energy Industry of Key European Countries” to their offering. The sovereign debt crisis in Europe is spreading from the smaller countries to core countries of the European region. The countries that have been most impacted […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Electricity Supply Board (ESB), Ireland’s state-owned electricity company, has opened a tender for environmental impact assessment (EIA) services for offshore wind projects in Ireland and the UK. ESB plans to procure works, supplies and services through a framework agreement related to environmental assessment and consenting services for the offshore and onshore elements of offshore wind farms. […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A proposed wind farm off the coast of Sussex has gained consent with important input from ornithologists at APEM, who carried out further assessment work on the wind farm’s potential impacts on migratory birds, including gannet, gulls, terns, waders and wildfowl during the examination of the project. The Rampion wind farm is being developed by E.ON […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    New research into the benefits of the Beatrice offshore wind farm shows the social and economic impact the project is expected to deliver.