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13 November 2017 Wind Farm Update

As announced earlier, Vattenfall has now started holding public consultation to discuss its preliminary environmental information report (PEIR) for the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm. On 11 November, a session which saw a record turnout was held in Happisburgh, where some of the residents voiced their concerns over the onshore infrastructure.

12 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

People living near the Noordoostpolder wind farm in the Netherlands, which features 38 turbines on land and 48 in the water, have found the flashing red lights coming from the turbines to be disturbing. This led Westermeerwind BV, the owner of the offshore part of the wind farm, to address the issue as well as to explain why this kind of […]

30 June 2015 R&D

Guernsey's Renewable Energy Team, working under Commerce and Employment Department, has carried out a survey on public opinion regarding the use of renewable energy sources, ITV reported. The results have shown that tidal energy is the most popular. Namely, of 500 surveyed people, 86% expressed their support for this clean energy source, and 74% said they would even pay a […]

18 May 2015 Environment

Some residents have experienced disturbance from the piling work currently undertaken 7km offshore Herne Bay and Whitstable in Kent. The Swedish energy giant, Vattenfall, is currently installing foundations at the 49.5MW Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm comprising 15 turbines. Adam Ezzamel, Foundations Package Manager, pointed out the reasons behind noisy work at different times […]

17 February 2015 Environment

Residents living near Dean Quarry, which will help in the development of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, have raised their voice against its reopening, according to south Wales evening Post. A campaign group called Community Against Dean Super Quarry claims that activities at the quarry will bring noise pollution to the area and damage tourism. Last year, Shire Oak Energy revealed […]

3 February 2015 Authorities

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has released the results of its latest wave of public attitude tracking survey, which shows that the support for offshore wind power has remained stable since the last wave.  According to the DECC's findings, level of support for individual renewable energy sources also remain stable to that […]

28 January 2015 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

RWE Innogy UK is asking people in Lincolnshire living close to the proposed onshore infrastructure of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm how they would like a major new community investment fund to work in their area. The developer of Triton Knoll is running a month-long consultation to understand local priorities for the funding, the sorts of […]

20 August 2014 Training & Education

Maersk Training offers free places on Offshore Wind Training Course to local unemployed people in Tyneside, to help them take advantage of job opportunities in the thriving offshore wind energy market. The courses are open to people who are unemployed, a UK resident for the past 3 years, aged 19 or over and live in […]

28 April 2014

Local unemployed people in Tyneside are being offered free places on a new training course designed to help them take advantage of job opportunities in the thriving offshore wind energy market. The course is open to people who are unemployed, a UK resident for the past 3 years, aged 19 or over and live in […]

15 April 2014 Ports & Logistics

The majority of residents in Atlantic City, N.J., and surrounding communities favor the construction of an offshore wind power project, based on surveys conducted through the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. Article by Teresa Messmore, UDaily Results show that 77 percent of residents are inclined to support a demonstration project of five offshore wind turbines visible from […]

20 March 2014 R&D

Pelamis Wave Power is holding a series of public consultation events next week for local residents and stakeholders to hear about plans for a proposed wave farm at Farr Point, off the north coast of Sutherland. The Farr Point project represents the next development phase for Pelamis after testing machines at the European Marine Energy […]

17 March 2014

Ventnor residents have raised concern regarding the announced tidal energy development in the area. The proposed Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) would be located around 2.5km south of St Catherine’s Point, near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. ”The site in St Catherine’s Deep is on the brown crab migratory route that runs from the […]

30 December 2013 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has received a file submitted by residents of the Monhegan Island, who have concerns over the possible negative impact of Maine Aqua Ventus offshore wind farm. Monhegan residents state that they are not against the offshore wind energy per se, but that the proposed project is too close to […]

27 June 2013 Grid Connection

After RWE announced yesterday its preferred sites for onshore electrical infrastructure for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, residents of Bicker Fen voiced their disapproval of the company’s selection for the substation site. The residents say that a structure of that size would lower the prices of houses and ruin the landscape by turning the village […]

19 June 2013 Wind Farm Update

Dublin and Wicklow residents can express their opinion on the proposed Dublin Array offshore wind farm by 28th June, The Irish Times writes. Dublin Array is being developed on the Kish and Bray Banks in the Irish Sea, 10 km off the coast of Dublin and Wicklow by an Irish company Saorgus Energy Ltd. The […]

7 June 2013

Ardersier and Petty residents had the opportunity (Wednesday June 5) to find out more about the Port of Ardersier’s ambitious plans to develop the former oil yard. Alastair Wood, of Savills property consultants, which represents site owners the Port of Ardersier Ltd, gave a brief presentation and answered questions on the proposed development. Ronnie Fraser […]

2 April 2013 Environment, Grid Connection

Great Hale Fen residents and landowners are initiating a campaign against the construction of a substation for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in their area, Sleaford Standard news site informs. Residents say that they only recently found out about the proposal, which is in its final stages and will be built soon. Concerns are raised […]

11 January 2013 R&D

The Block Island Residents Association (BIRA) sent the results of a poll regarding the Block Island Wind Farm to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which show that 53% of the interviewed people are in favour of the project and 38% are opposed to it, writes The Block Island Times. The results of the public […]

4 December 2012 Wind Farm Update

Development of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea has raised a myriad of concerns for the local residents, voiced during Celtic Array’s public consultation period, one of them being cutting off of ferry routes. Centrica and Dong Energy consortium, Celtic Array, launched a public consultation process in November, so as to receive feedback on […]

19 November 2012 Authorities

Public inquiry regarding plans for a substation at Little Dunham, which would connect the Dudgeon offshore wind farm with the national grid, ended last week at the EcoTech Centre in Swaffham with strong public opposition.  Little Dunham Parish Council chairman Simon Fowler is cited by the EDP24 news site as saying that the residents are […]

6 November 2012

DONG Energy has appointed two new Executive Vice Presidents in the business areas Wind Power and Energy Markets. Samuel Leupold, 42, has been appointed as new Executive Vice President of the business area Wind Power. He will be taking over from Henrik Poulsen, who, since his appointment as CEO of DONG Energy, has also been […]

2 October 2012 R&D

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to promoting the responsible development of ocean energy in Oregon, has released the results of a survey conducted by DHM Research that assessed Oregon coastal residents’ perceptions of ocean wave energy. The study showed strong support of ocean energy, with 78 percent of those surveyed […]

31 August 2012

Opponents of the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm are calling for people to have their say about the project by tomorrow, claiming that it would have major impact on tourism. This is South Wales news portal quotes Carl Johnson of Rhossili as saying that RWE had minimized the visual impact of the turbines and that […]

30 August 2012

DONG Energy will be welding a massive pipe on the Jaywick beach which will be used to install subsea cables for connection of the two offshore wind turbines to a power station. This is making Jaywick residents angry, because the construction work will take over the beach at the summer’s peak. The company will use […]

16 August 2012

Lundy Island residents are concerned about the possible wind power development offshore their coast, reports the North Devon Gazette 24. Last week, representatives from RWE npower renewables held a meeting at the Lundy Island to brief the residents about the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm plans. After the briefing, the visitors were concerned that the […]

24 July 2012

The opening day of this year’s Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival (Saturday, July 28) will feature guest entertainers and extra activities as Scira Offshore Energy will use the occasion to thank local people for their support throughout the construction of the Sheringham Shoal project.  Guest performers from Cirque Bijou, including a polar bear, giant birds and windy people […]