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  • 11 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Isle of Man could see huge benefits from offshore wind development after Tynwald gave its support to the offshore energy strategy, writes Isle of Man (IOM) Today. A report issued by the island’s Council of Ministers said that the government could cash in £5m a year from each wind farm they lease off their […]

  • 29 September 2010
    Authorities, Environment

    It’s been a very long journey for Cape Wind, and now it comes down to this: an obscure government panel, meeting in a makeshift hearing room…   By Anthony Brooks (wbur) [mappress] Source: wbur, September 29, 2010;

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    New research has underlined the need for greater regional cooperation amongst offshore renewables projects. The research was conducted by Invest in Cornwall with 41 industry professionals at Wave & Tidtal 2015, held at the EICC between 25th and 26th February 2015. Acquiring funding is perceived to be the biggest challenge to the industry over the next five […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dutch energy company, Eneco, said it will no longer invest in renewable energy projects since that is not possible without losing money and jobs, the Dutch media reported. This was announced by Eneco’s CEO Jeroen de Haas after consultations with high officials of the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Wednesday. Namely, according to a decision by Economy Minister Henk Kamp, the company […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    China will become a global leader in environmental technology as the sector becomes more globally important, said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC. “China leapfrogged certain technology, going to the advanced stuff more quickly and that’s a positive product from China’s anti-pollution policy,” Neumann said for Xinhua. He believes China’s move will […]

  • 31 August 2015

    The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar has been falling for several years. The report, Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2015 Edition, a joint project by the International Energy Agency and the Nuclear Energy Agency, calculates the cost of producing electricity from different types of new power plants. Compared with […]

  • 6 December 2011

    Gamesa announced on Friday that it has ruled out Dundee from its potential UK hub list. They said that Dundee can’t help them in achieving plan to manufacture G11X-5.0 MW and G14X-7.0 MW offshore wind turbines. Leith, proposed by Forth Ports, entered the race for UK hub. The Spanish wind turbine developer is now considering […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities

    The deadline for submitting comments for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project has passed, yet some councillors feel they did not have enough time to review the plan, writes South Wales Evening Post. Referring to the project report, councillor Paulette Smith said: “Fifty-two councillors had them on Friday, but 20 didn’t have them until Monday or […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Canadian power company Northland Power reported CAD 178 million net income in the first quarter of 2018, a 78% increase compared to the same quarter last year primarily due to higher operating income from the Gemini and the Nordsee One offshore wind farms.

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Moray West offshore wind farm remains viable despite not having been selected in the UK’s third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round, the project developer confirmed. The project team stated that it recognizes an opportunity for Moray West to be awarded a CfD in the next auction round in 2021 and would be on course to […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been given the message from bankers in the region that they are “open for business”. The LEP regularly meets with Humber bankers to exchange information and understand the business environment, as a barometer to what is happening in the local economy. At September’s meeting it was overwhelmingly reported […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released today. According to the report, in the three months to February 2014, supply of coal, gas and nuclear power fell on the same period a year earlier, while the suply from wind, hydro and bioenergy rose. Wind energy […]

  • 12 June 2015

    A consultation is being launched on a plan that will be used to guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft plan. The Marine Spatial Plan has been developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney […]

  • 30 June 2014

    Governments across the globe are formulating various policies to stimulate the development of innovative wind technologies. A notable example of this is the FiT policy, which was designed to encourage investment in technologies related to renewable energy generation. The Renewable Energy Sources Act 2011 in Germany established fixed FiTs for the renewable energy-generating power utilities […]

  • 30 May 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    RenewableUK, the country’s leading energy trade association has welcomed comments today from Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris… [mappress] Source: evwind, May 28, 2010;

  • 10 September 2015
    R&D

    The UK needs innovation to help meet its carbon targets, but successful low carbon innovation should not just focus on technological breakthroughs, according to a new report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). Successful innovation has several critical components, including how to inspire market confidence and attract finance and investment as well as understanding the […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Spanish energy group Iberdrola will start the in-water construction phase of its Wikinger offshore wind farm in spring 2016. The company started working on the project six months later than expected due to delays in grid capacity allocation by Germany’s federal network agency BNA. “In January, we finally secured the capacity allocation so we can begin,” said […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A report issued today by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult reveals that the cost of energy from offshore wind farms has fallen by almost 11% over the past three years, ahead of schedule on its path to delivering the UK Government’s target of £100/MWh by 2020, and providing clear evidence that offshore wind can play a significant […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Greenpeace recently published a new report on the European energy situation, investigating the EU renewable energy targets, politics and the energy industry. “As the political battle for 2030 policy heats up, some of Europe’s largest power companies want the EU to drop renewable energy and energy efficiency targets and instead restrict measures to a single […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    SSE took part in Scotland’s largest offshore wind and supply chain conference organised by Scottish Renewables. The conference in Aberdeen saw more than 800 people come together to discuss the future of Scotland’s offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for businesses. Sandy Biggar, SSE’s Director of Procurement and Logistics, told delegates that all […]

  • 23 December 2012
    R&D, Technology

    After the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) published a study called “The Performance of Wind Farms in the United Kingdom and Denmark”, conducted by Professor Gordon Hughes of the University of Edinburgh, EWEA’s Julian Scola has published a comment on Professor Hughes’s findings on wind turbine lifespan. By taking into account that it has been anonymously […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Shareholders of China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited voted in favour of the proposal to authorize and approve the previously announced agreement and plan of a merger which if completed would resulted in the privatisation of the company. The merger by and among Ming Yang, Zhongshan Ruisheng Antai Investment, Regal Concord Limited, and Regal […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Statkraft AS will no longer invest in new offshore wind projects, the Norwegian utility said in its adjusted investment plan today. The Oslo-listed company said that the new investment plan was adjusted ”to balance the goal of profitable growth within renewable energy with Statkraft’s financial solidity.” “Offshore wind power is capital intensive. The reduced financial terms […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Grid Connection

    Windreich AG welcomes the agreement of the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of the Environment for a binding time schedule for connecting the offshore wind parks to the German electricity network. Also, the agreement reached on Tuesday on the part of the Ministers responsible with respect to proceeding in matters of liability is valued […]

  • 16 May 2012

    Renewable power is set to boom in many Asian countries, according to a new report from energy experts GlobalData. The new report states that government support for renewable generation in the Asia-Pacific is strong, due to growing energy demand, increasing concerns over global warming and the need to diversify energy sources. Australia, Japan and New […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Authorities

    Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has accused UK Government of failing to meet its objectives and jeopardising energy security. While attending the International Tidal Energy Summit in London, Ewing described UK energy policy as “inconsistent, incoherent and ineffectual”. Ewing said: “Last week the UK Government made a ‘dash for gas’ to replace the UK’s ageing nuclear and […]