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  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    Dramatically scaling up renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP), social welfare and employment worldwide, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics, finds that achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Of the 96GW of installed renewables capacity subsidized under Germany’s Renewable Energy Law, 34% was connected to E.ON networks at the end of 2015, the company informed. E.ON said its networks in Germany are home to a total of 32GW of renewables capacity, about as much as 100 large offshore wind farms. The most prevalent […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Trawlercat Marine Designs (TMD), a Canadian designer of power catamarans for workboat industries, is seeking a Partner(s) to fund their prototype 25m x 10m carbon fibre composite Carbon-Cat Offshore Wind Farm Crew Transfer Vessel (OWF CTV). The vessel will be built by TMD’s build partner, Tuco Marine Group (TMG) at TMG’s facility in Faaborg, Denmark. […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wind turbines covered all the electricity consumption in Denmark on 15 September, marking a new record, according to Energinet. For the first time ever, wind turbines generated power all 24 hours and provided 130% of electricity during the day, much more than the Danes need for daily consumption, Energinet reported. Between 2 and 3 a.m., up […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    World clean energy investment rebounded strongly in 2014, boosted by demand for solar photovoltaics on the back of its greatly improved competitiveness, and by the financing of a record $19.4bn of offshore wind projects. Authoritative annual data, published today by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, show that global investment in clean energy was $310bn last year. […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    A major new report has found renewable energy companies in Scotland are in need of more engineers to fulfil their future ambitions. Scottish Renewables commissioned independent researchers to survey more than 540 companies in what is the most comprehensive jobs study to date. Of those companies who were able to identify skills gaps more than […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the 80th turbine in the BARD Offshore 1 construction site this week, one month earlier than originally planned, marks the official completion of the installation process for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The BARD Group has thus affirmed its role as a pioneer in the construction of […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy GE will invest more than USD 400 million over the next three to five years to develop and deploy the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine – the Haliade-X 12 MW.

  • 1 December 2013

    National Grid has confirmed that a record-breaking amount of clean electricity was generated by wind power in the UK on November 29 – achieving more than 6 gigawatts (over 6,000 megawatts) for the first time. From 2.30 till 3pm, wind power produced an average of 6,004 megawatts (MW), which accounted for 13.5% of the UK’s […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Sweedish energy company, Vattenfall, has released second quarter 2012 results. Net sales amounted to SEK 36,703 million (40,443) for the second quarter and SEK 85,697 million (92,311) for the first half of the year. For continuing operations, i.e., excluding divested operations primarily in Belgium, Finland and Poland, sales rose by slightly more than 1% during […]

  • 27 March 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed new official figures which show that renewable energy provides a much cheaper way to generate electricity for British households than gas. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published a new report which sets out the impact of climate and energy policies on consumer bills. It says annual domestic energy bills […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    More than 400 businesses have joined New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry since it launched less than five months ago, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) said. Businesses that have joined the registry run the gamut from construction/installation to subsea surveying, including engineering (more than 150), installation (106), cable (52), surveying (50), education and […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Developers of the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm will hold an East of England supply chain event in the new year to announce new contracts, ScottishPower Renewables’ Charlie Jordan, director of the GBP 2.5 billion project, said. More than 450 hopeful suppliers had already registered on ScottishPower Renewables’ data base for the 102-turbine farm. […]

  • 11 December 2012

    STX France Solutions, subsidiary of STX France, specialized in the Offshore Oil & Gas and Marine Renewable Energy Engineering – has just joined the privileged club of certified specialists of the offshore wind foundations market. The innovative jacket design launched by its R&D team has received the approval of DNV, international certification body considered as […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has further delayed the publication of the Federal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts. In July, BOEM announced it is postponing the issuance of the Vineyard Wind FEIS saying it is not yet prepared to do so. Now, BOEM stated in its public […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Global wind turbine order intake increased 111% year-on-year, a 13.2GW rise from the previous record set in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q3 2019 report writes that developers globally ordered a record 31GW of wind turbine capacity in the second quarter of the year. Demand […]

  • 21 December 2012

    The Renewable Energy Foundation has published a new study, The Performance of Wind Farms in the United Kingdom and Denmark, showing that the economic life of onshore wind turbines is between 10 and 15 years, not the 20 to 25 years projected by the wind industry itself, and used for government projections.   The work has […]

  • 24 December 2014

    The carbon pollution from at least nine entire fossil fuel plants could be eliminated in New Jersey if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center. The analysis comes as Fishermen’s Energy appeals the Board of Public Utilities’ decision to […]

  • 13 December 2012

    RenewableUK has welcomed today’s report by the Committee on Climate Change which shows that generating energy from renewable sources will keep British household fuel bills lower than relying on expensive fossil fuels such as gas. The CCC’s report highlights the fact that increases in gas prices drove household bills up by 62% between 2004 and […]

  • 10 September 2012

    There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world’s demand. Atmospheric turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even more power than ground- and ocean-based units. New research from Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira examines the limits of the amount of power that could be harvested from winds, […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    US Wind sent a letter to the Ocean City Council on 7 April, offering to discuss the potential relocation of its proposed Maryland offshore wind project further eastward to address the Council’s desire to lessen the visibility of the project.

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The engineering company INNAS and technology company Hydrautrans are developing a mechanical-hydraulic transmission for offshore wind turbines with a capacity of more than 12MW.

  • 17 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    As a result of the unusually warm weather experienced in the UK in recent months, and the corresponding impact on consumption, it is currently anticipated that Centrica’s 2011 earnings may be marginally lower than current market expectations, with the reduction in operating profits offset in part by lower interest and tax charges. Subject to weather […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Dutch nearshore wind farm Westermeerwind generated 74GWh of electricity in February, achieving a new production record. This means that the wind farm produced more than 4GWh more than the previous production record of 69.7GWh from October 2017. According to the project developer, February was an exceptionally good wind month, which allowed Westermeerwind to run at […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Danish engineering, design and management consultancy, Ramboll, improved its financial results in the first half of 2016 largely due to a solid performance in the company’s Nordic business units and in the global energy business unit which helped offset adverse conditions in the oil & gas related markets. The company’s gross revenue of DKK 5.4 billion (EUR 727 million) was […]

  • 8 July 2014

    The Crown Estate has invited the Round 3 offshore wind development partners to revise the terms of their agreements, in recognition of the progress made in zone appraisal and the transition to the project development phase of Round 3. This could see the replacement of the zone development agreements with new project specific contractual arrangements. […]