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  • 22 March 2010
    Environment

    The towers would stand 260 feet over the water. The blades would be 150 feet long. The footprint on the Pamlico Sound: 3 square miles. [mappress] Source: outerbanksvoice, March 18, 2010;

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    RenewableUK has highlighted new official statistics from National Grid which show that record amounts of clean electricity were generated by wind power in 2014. Wind generated enough electricity to supply the needs of more than 6.7 million UK households last year; a 15% increase on the amount generated in 2013 (up from 24.5 terawatt hours to […]

  • 6 May 2011
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Dutch national electricity grid company Tennet is considering selling more of its investment in Germany than originally planned, the…   (dutchnews) [mappress] Source: dutchnews, May 06, 2011;

  • 18 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    Generating energy from wind turbines at sea would be cheaper than building new atomic power plants, Europe’s climate chief has said, in the… (balkans) [mappress] Source: balkans, March 18, 2011

  • 31 January 2011

    Wind electric generating capacity additions declined by nearly half from 2009 to 2010 in the U.S., according to new information released by… (energyonline) [mappress] Source: energyonline, January 31, 2011

  • 28 January 2015

    The past decade has witnessed significant developments in policies for renewable energy. Previously, less than 50 countries worldwide had support policies for renewable energy; this number now stands at more than 130. As a result of political and financial support, investments in renewables have risen dramatically in recent years claims Frost & Sullivan. Their new analysis, […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Peter Kydd, chairman of the South West Marine Energy Park, claims that tidal lagoons would be a more feasible solution for harnessing tidal power from the Severn Estuary than a barrage, WalesOnline informs. “Having a structured plan to develop the Severn’s tidal power resource in this way could produce as much or more power than […]

  • 17 February 2011

    It’s about politics. It’s about votes. It may be about a lack of need for the power, or a true concern about lakebed impacts. (theenergycollective) [mappress] Source: theenergycollective , February 17, 2011

  • 9 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Twenty-four monopiles have been installed at the Veja Mate offshore wind farm, thus crossing a milestone of having one third of its 1300T monopiles in their respective positions. The construction phase began in April 2016, and the contractor Offshore Wind Force (OWF) has managed to install 24 monopiles at the site in the German North […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Wind and solar power are likely to be less expensive than burning trees in order to replace coal in the United Kingdom, according to a new study released today by the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Conducted by London-based Vivid Economics, the study says these truly clean, renewable forms of energy also will help […]

  • 6 November 2012

    The cost of nuclear power is at least £200 per MWh, much more than the cost of offshore wind power at £140 per MWh. This is according to new calculations by the Energy Fair group, stripping out all subsidies.  “This confirms that nuclear power is entirely uneconomic,” said Dr Gerry Wolff of Energy Fair. “There […]

  • 7 July 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    On June 24, the installation of the 100th and final wind turbine was finished five weeks earlier than planned. “The Installation team has had a huge mountain to climb taking into account the new vessel layout, new subcontractor, new installation equipment, and starting the work during wintertime. However, the installation has gone exceptionally well,” said […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has increased its holding in Fugro N.V. to 20.01%. Boskalis stresses that this is not a step towards making an offer. Boskalis views Fugro as an interesting company with strong market positions in its core activities. The strategy of Boskalis is focused on offshore and maritime infrastructure, making use of the […]

  • 6 December 2012
    R&D

    For the Stichting Natuur en Milieu, Ecofys assessed the costs and risks of a potential import of renewable energy statistics by the Dutch Government in order to meet the binding renewable energy (RE) target of 14% by 2020. Recently the new government has announced that it will increase the ambition from 14% to 16%. It […]

  • 11 August 2010
    R&D

    Community buy-in and streamlined bureaucracy allow onshore and offshore windfarms to account for more than a fifth of electricity generated… (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian, August 11, 2010;

  • 20 December 2010

    Offshore windmills used to create energy are unfamiliar territory to most in south Louisiana. But some say the technology, which is undergoing a big push for development by the Obama administration, could be a new growth area for shipbuilding and fabrication companies. Trade associations, including the Shipbuilders Council of America, say clusters of wind turbines […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Japanese giant Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe Ltd (MPSE) confirmed its announcement on investment of up to £100 million in an engineering facility in Edinburgh and thus strengthening Scottish economy, by bringing over 100 new jobs, BBC informs. The facility will carry our research and development into offshore wind turbine technology. Despite the surprise of a […]

  • 16 May 2011

    A SCHEME for the massive expansion of the Burbo Bank wind farm shows turbines with blades that will sweep an area bigger than Wembley… By Leigh Marles (wirralglobe) [mappress] Source: wirralglobe, May 16, 2011;

  • 7 April 2011

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and two Chinese energy associations have just released a new much higher total for wind power installed in China last year. GWEC, along with the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA), issued a press release on Wednesday saying that China added 18.9 […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Jobs & Recruitment

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has released regional and national jobs analysis, which has revealed remarkable growth in the UK’s renewable energy labour market. In the UK as a whole, employment in renewable energy increased by 9% across all sectors, bringing the total number working in the industry to 112,026. In comparison, the Office for […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    On 30th January, Hafren Power – which plans to build an 18km (11 mile) tidal power station across the Severn Estuary to generate zero carbon electricity – pledged to work with all stakeholders to protect ports and wildlife. Tony Pryor, Hafren Power’s Chief Executive, said: “We will deliver green, safe, secure and ultimately the cheapest […]

  • 10 February 2015

    The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more […]

  • 23 March 2011
    Environment

    Lost in the excitement of last week’s EWEA 2011 Annual Event in Brussels was a press release from the American Bird Conservancy noting that at least 500 million birds are killed in the US each year by cats. A comparison of that figure to the 440,000 birds reportedly killed annually in the US by collisions […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    At the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) Westminster reception, East Anglia ONE Project Director Charlie Jordan has announced that the £2bn project was too big for just one port. The work would be spread between more than one of the main east coast ports, he told EEEGR’s 200 guests, including members, MPs, government ministers and […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Training & Education

    More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last year’s figure of 6.5 million. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015, also provides a […]

  • 23 August 2013

    After the ‘POWER UP for Offshore Wind’ event, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s (LEEDCo) POWER Pledge program has emerged with more than 4,500 signatures, writes WOIO. Via the POWER Pledge, people can sign up and take the pledge to purchase a portion of their electricity from America’s first freshwater offshore wind project, located on Lake […]