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  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Planning Committee of the Dorset County Council has voiced its objection to the Navitus Bay offshore wind project at a meeting yesterday, the Dorset Echo informs. The Committee gathered to review a report on the project’s planning application, which will be filed to the County Council. The report will serve the Council to submit […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Technology

    Orga Aviation will present its new smart LED obstruction marking and lighting system at the first-ever WindEnergy 2014 trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, from 23–26 September. With 40 years of experience and knowledge in design, developing and manufacturing smart obstruction lights, Dutch company Orga has taken obstruction marking and lighting solutions to new heights. Developed […]

  • 20 August 2012

    SDE has signed an export agreement to sell sea wave power plants for a total sum of 1.2 million U.S. Dollars. SDE is in the final stages of building the second power plant in a series of 3 power plants that will be built on Chinese soil. The deal that SDE signed with their local […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The carbon pollution from two entire coal plants could be eliminated in Maryland if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment Maryland. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development. “Wind power can replace the dirty energy […]

  • 5 December 2012

    SDE, which builds and constructs sea  wave power plants, lately shipped a second sea wave power plant to China, according to an agreement of $ 0.8 million. Recently a new agreement of $ 1.2 million was signed under which SDE will construct two additional power plants of 500kW each. The partnership registered a local Chinese company with the […]

  • 7 October 2011
    Authorities

    Environmentalists and clean energy supporters are calling on Governor Cuomo to replace power from the Indian Point Energy Center with clean energy resources, including solar power, onshore wind, energy efficiency initiatives, and especially large-scale offshore wind power, if he is successful in his quest to close Indian Point. In a letter endorsed by the Alliance […]

  • 12 December 2014

    Almost 12 million tonnes of CO2 emissions were displaced by green energy in Scotland in the most recent year for which data is available, figures released today show.  The reduction – an average of around a million tonnes a month – is the highest ever recorded in Scotland. The statistics were published in response to […]

  • 19 September 2014

    The worldwide wind capacity reached 336,327 MW by the end of June 2014, out of which 17,613 MW were added in the first six months of 2014. This increase is a substantially higher than in the first half of 2013 and 2012, when 13,9 GW respectively 16,4 GW were added. All wind turbines installed worldwide […]

  • 24 June 2014
    R&D

    Natural England has commissioned APEM to help assess the sensitivity of marine birds, fish and mammals to a range of pressures commonly resulting from human activity in the marine environment. These include habitat loss, introduction of non-native species, barrier effects, pollution and water quality changes, introduction of light and noise, fishing and hunting. APEM will […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Several key environmental groups support Icebreaker™, the 6-turbine offshore wind pilot project in Lake Erie that would be the first of its kind in the Great Lakes. In letters posted on Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) website, The Ohio Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, Environment Ohio, The Sierra Club, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Ohio […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Computer simulations by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson from Stanford University have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages. For the past 24 years, Mark Z. Jacobson, a […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players. Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today’s electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College. A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment

    WWF backs a call in a major UN scientific report that the world should more than triple investments in sustainable, safe low-carbon energy sources as the main measure to mitigate climate change. The report, agreed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that the world should triple or quadruple investments in clean energy […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Authorities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2011 Critical Materials Strategy. The report examines the role that rare earth metals and other key materials play in clean energy technologies such as wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy-efficient lighting. The report found that several clean energy technologies use materials at risk of supply […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Environment

    At a podium half-submerged in the Baltimore Harbor, public-interest leaders launched a broad-based campaign aimed at doubling Maryland’s clean energy goals for wind and solar power in the 2015 legislative session. Representatives from faith, health, social justice, student, business and environmental groups began Friday’s press conference standing up to their hips in water along Baltimore’s […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    A group of leading offshore companies, including Bluewater, Damen and Van Oord, have joined together to realize a unique floating tidal energy platform, which will be moored near Texel in the Wadden Sea and generate clean electricity from the tides. The platform is a trial for remote locations worldwide, such as islands in Indonesia, Philippines […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

    Europe remains the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and is ready to offer its expertise and know-how to emerging high-potential markets like the USA and Taiwan, panelists at a conference session discussing global market developments at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London said.

  • 2 December 2011

    Capitalizing on its experience and leadership in offshore oil and gas marine services, BOURBON continues to extend its range of services and strengthen its positions in the offshore wind industry. BOURBON has just installed an innovative offshore wind structure in the Atlantic. In perfect conditions off the coast of Portugal at Aguçadoura, BOURBON has installed […]

  • 30 March 2012

    Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, presents its patented PREON® marine tubes system designed to anchor offshore wind turbines to the seabed. Developed by Vallourec’s R&D teams, this solution will mean that offshore wind turbine foundations can be installed with less effort, noise and at a lower depth, compared to the two existing solutions. […]

  • 10 April 2012

    Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Mike Tidwell, released the statement regarding the Maryland Senate not voting for O’Malley’s offshore wind bill. “In the face of increasingly extreme weather linked to climate change and in light of new studies showing Maryland is outrageously vulnerable to sea-level rise, it is totally unacceptable that the […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Commenting on a report released today (10 June) by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Redrawing the energy-climate map, WWF said that, although the short-term measures proposed by the IEA to keep climate change within ‘safe’ levels were welcome, countries need to move further and faster to tackle the problem. Samantha Smith, Leader of the WWF […]

  • 6 June 2014

    A new global clean energy report shows Australia slipping behind the pace, with 144 countries now adopting renewable energy targets and renewable energy powering about a fifth of the world. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive David Green said while Australia’s renewable energy industry was increasingly at a standstill, the REN21 report showed strong global momentum […]

  • 29 November 2012

    Essential legislation to power low-carbon economic growth, to protect consumers, and to keep the lights on was introduced to Parliament by Edward Davey today. Following extensive consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny, the Bill sets out radical reforms to the design of the electricity market that will kick-start a renaissance in construction of low-carbon energy infrastructure and […]

  • 16 April 2012

    Rust, the corrosive effect of water and oxygen on iron and its alloys, such as steel, is well documented. When the water is contaminated with salt, such as with seawater, or when dissimilar metals are in contact with each other, the effect is even faster. Take one of these elements away from the metal and […]

  • 14 January 2019

    Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]