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  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The net support costs for society of offshore wind in Belgium is lower than in neighbouring countries. Gross income for the various projects also lies below the European average. This appears from a comparative report by an independent consultancy firm, 3 E, in which the various support systems of 6 European countries were compared. Pursuant […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 May 2011

    The total global potential for renewable energy “is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand” is the message of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today in Abu Dhabi. The report states that renewable energy production […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Seajacks Hydra, a jack-up vessel owned by Seajacks UK Ltd., was commissioned within 10 days at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, which is part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. In late July, a heavy-lift vessel shipped the Seajacks Hydra platform into the port of Rotterdam. Seajacks Hydra was towed to the repair yard. It was a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 December 2012
    R&D

    Investment in offshore wind would create more jobs and generate higher GDP than reliance on gas-fired power, with only marginal impacts on electricity prices, according to a Cambridge Econometrics report launched today by WWF-UK and Greenpeace. “Much of the debate around the choice between gas-fired and offshore wind electricity generation in the years post-2020 assumes […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    An economic study into the cost profile of power from tidal lagoons has found that a portfolio of three UK tidal lagoons, in operation by 2021, would deliver large-scale low carbon power at a significantly cheaper price than offshore wind. The study, conducted by energy economists at Pӧyry, a management consultancy, identifies a volume-weighted levelised […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A new survey by OnePoll, commissioned by RenewableUK, reveals that the UK public think that subsidies for wind power are over fourteen times the amount they actually are. OnePoll questioned 2,000 UK adults and found that the average estimate was £259 from a typical £1,300 annual domestic dual-fuel energy bill. In fact, subsidies for wind […]

  • 22 July 2014

    Headwinds in several key markets, including the United States and Spain slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013. Still, wind power now supplies nearly 3 percent of the world’s electricity, and is expected to grow strongly over the next several years. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, wind power […]

  • 10 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    A wind power company planning to sell Rhode Island electricity from a small offshore wind farm is offering wind power for far less in…   (beaumontenterprise) [mappress] Source: beaumontenterprise, May 10, 2011;

  • 1 November 2018
    Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

    The requirement for workers in the UK offshore wind market is expected to increase from the current 10,000 to 36,000 by 2032, according to the Skills and Labour Requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2018 to 2032 report by Aura Wind Energy and partners. 

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following UK Government’s decision to re-examine EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, offshore wind has emerged as a potentially better solution for the country than nuclear power.  Namely, after the board of EDF approved Hinkley Point C, which would be built together with China General Nuclear (CGN), and was ready to enter into an agreement with […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    A major survey into employment in the Scottish renewable energy sector has found more than a quarter of employees are women, which is a larger proportion than in the oil and gas or nuclear sectors. The findings suggest 28% of the renewable energy industry’s workforce are female, compared to UK oil and gas which has […]

  • 19 December 2013

    New figures published today show Scotland’s renewable electricity output was at record levels. The figures, which were released this morning by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that renewables met a record-breaking 40.3 per cent of gross electricity consumption in 2012, confirming that Scotland is on track to meet its interim target of […]

  • 25 July 2012

    BBC Radio Solent had commissioned Bournemouth University to conduct a research about the visual impact of the Navitus Bay wind farm. The conclusion was that the wind turbines would appear three times as high as the Isle of Wight, writes BBC. Eneco, the wind farm developer, has not yet decided on the height of the […]

  • 29 August 2011

    SCOTTISHPOWER is planning to pull the plug on more than 1,000 onshore wind turbines if the Westminster government cuts millions of pounds…   By Jenny Fyall (scotsman) [mappress] Source: scotsman, August 29, 2011

  • 23 March 2011

    In Europe, where 2,400 MW of offshore wind is online, wind developers are planning 140 GW of offshore wind capacity, mostly in the North Sea (sustainablebusiness) [mappress] Source: sustainablebusiness,March 23, 2011  

  • 8 January 2013

    The U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against three anti-nuclear groups, after they filed a petition against 20- year extension of the operating licence for the NextEra Energy Seabrook’s nuclear power plant, writes Newburyport News. Last year, Maryland-based Beyond Nuclear, Exeter’s Seacoast Anti-Pollution League and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The Thornton Bank offshore wind farm, developed by the C-Power consortium, was running at full speed in December and January and produced 24% more energy than expected during those two months thanks to exceptionally favourable wind conditions and high technical reliability of the wind farm. The 54 wind turbines, which are positioned 30 kilometres out […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Environment

    The shortlist for the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2014 has been unveiled, with 52 individuals, companies and projects vying to scoop prizes in 14 prestigious categories. The awards – now in their 12th year – were refreshed significantly in 2014 to reflect the fast-paced and innovative nature of the renewable energy sector. The shortlist was […]

  • 27 September 2011

    MORE than 200 delegates attended Renewing The Humber, a conference held to promote opportunities in the offshore wind… (thisisscunthorpe) [mappress] Source: thisisscunthorpe, September 27, 2011

  • 4 January 2012

    Wind energy is taking an increasing battering, with vulnerability to storm damage, under-performance and increasing social and environmental impacts giving cause for concern. It also appears offshore turbine towers are more susceptible to scour than predicted, according to the latest issue (164 MA4) of the ICE’s Maritime Engineering journal. A team of research engineers from […]

  • 10 July 2012

    Wind energy opponents who say that producing electricity using the power of the wind is not efficient would do well to take a look at the UK Government data, which shows that thermal sources of electricity – gas, coal, nuclear, waste/biomass, oil and other – lose massive amounts of energy as waste heat, compared to almost 0% […]

  • 30 November 2012

    The organisers of WINDFORCE 2014, Germany’s trade fair for the offshore wind industry, have already registered more than 100 firm bookings of international exhibitors a good year and a half prior to the event. The trade fair will be held for the second time in 2014, following on the first event this year which attracted […]