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7 May 2019 Business & Finance

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island. Corey Lang, URI associate professor of environmental economics, and doctoral student Andrew Carr-Harris, said that many coastal […]

6 February 2017 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has contracted the University of Rhode Island (URI) to document the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm, the nation's first offshore wind farm, on recreation and tourism in Rhode Island.

7 April 2016 R&D

Wind turbines that could be spinning off the coast of North Carolina in the future would affect the state's tourism, despite the fact that people generally support wind energy as a clean source of power. According to a study by economists at North Carolina State University (NCSU), nearshore wind farms are likely to negatively impact […]

28 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

According to Bournemouth Borough Council, Navitus Bay Development Limited (a joint venture between Eneco and EDF) should pay GBP 975 million over 30 years to compensate for an adverse impact of the Navitus Bay on local tourism, should the project be built.  Mark Smith, Bournemouth's Service Director for Tourism, has presented a report which says that the local economy […]

29 May 2014 Business & Finance

Members of  trade association Tourism Swansea Bay and Swansea Bay Business Club have voiced their support for a tidal energy project in the area. The tourism association asked its members to express their opinion on the project, and there were no negative responses, the South Wales Evening Post writes. After getting a very positive feedback, […]

13 December 2013 Business & Finance

The Tourism Fund associated with Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is to support a major new partnership to promote tourism facilities across the North Wales coastal strip. The £170,000 Green Links project will bring together and promote, under one umbrella initiative, a range of attractions between Llandudno and Prestatyn, linking walking and cycling opportunities, […]

11 October 2013

German island in the North Sea, Heligoland, is changing its focus from tourism to offshore wind, writes E Turbo News portal. Namely, Heligoland's main economic pillar used to be tourism, but due to the offshore wind development in the North Sea the local hotel rooms are being rented to technicians. The offshore wind farms NordseeOst […]

9 September 2013

Navitus Bay offshore wind farm has faced another instance of opposition. Bournemouth Borough Council thinks that the wind farm would negatively affect tourism in this area because, as they claim, the tourists would not want to come to the Dorset coast, writes BBC. Navitus Bay plans to build up to 218 wind turbines 20 kilometers […]

24 April 2013

THE FIRST completed project to be funded by RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Tourism Fund was officially opened in Rhyl yesterday. The £250,000 Rhyl Beach Access Project includes a new ramp to make it easier for disabled visitors to get down to the beach, and will also help people wanting to […]

19 April 2013 R&D

Wind energy and tourism can benefit each other, says the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE), which has published a study on this matter. Under the title "The Impact of Offshore Wind Energy on Tourism - Good Practices and Perspectives for the South Baltic Region", the study shows how offshore wind farms can be […]

25 March 2013 Business & Finance

After the developer of the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, RWE npower renewables, announced that it expects to submit the consent application to the Planning Inspectorate in June of this year, tourism businesses from the Gower peninsula seem to be ambivalent about the project’s impact on their sector. At the same time, some of the […]

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 […]

27 June 2012

RWE npower, the company that is building 576 MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm offshore North Wales, 13 kilometers off the coast in Liverpool Bay, is making GBP 690,000 available for two tourism boosting project in this area, ITV reports. The money will be used to make major improvements to the Victorian pier at Llandudno, […]

20 April 2012 Environment

Only recently, Eneco faced issues concerning landscape and environmental impact of the Navitus Bay wind farm location. Its temporary meteorological mast went before councilors who have objected to the proposal. Eneco submitted application for permission to the Marine Management Organisation to build a platform and lattice tower to evaluate wind speed and direction. It would […]

18 August 2010 Business & Finance

Cottagers say brilliant sunsets and tourism would be blown away by plans to build wind-turbine operations in the open lake nearby.Lake Huron... By Jonathan Sher (lfpress) [mappress] Source: lfpress, August 18, 2010;

30 July 2010 Business & Finance

Energy giant RWE npower renewables has confirmed that Conwy County Council will have to share funding for a scheme to promote tourism with... by Judith Phillips (northwalesweeklynews) [mappress] Source: northwalesweeklynews, July 30, 2010;

24 June 2019 Environment, Wind Farm Update

A series of ecological surveys are set to be carried out at the site of the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland. According to the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the surveys will be conducted between June this year and May 2020 off the Dublin and Wicklow coast to provide data on seabirds and […]

5 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has granted a license to OWP Gennaker GmbH, a subsidiary of wpd, to build and operate the 865.2MW Gennaker offshore wind farm. The license covers the construction and operation of the wind farm consisting of 103 wind turbines, two offshore substations, and the inter-array cables. The wind farm will feature Siemens Gamesa […]

17 May 2019 Environment

The World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member. WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable […]

10 May 2019 Industry Contribution

  For a long time, the development of offshore wind was little contested by other sea uses in the North Sea. Whilst there were objections from fishermen due to limiting their access to sea space and tourism representatives concerned by visual impacts on the coast, few spatial conflicts were the order of the day. But […]

17 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]

26 December 2018 Business & Finance, R&D

Water-based recreationists around Lake Erie have widespread support for offshore wind development in the U.S., according to a study conducted by the University of New Hampshire and Pennsylvania State University.

17 December 2018 Authorities

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) are launching a new working group to start discussions on standards for maintenance and management of offshore wind projects.

30 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

A bill promoting the commercial use of offshore wind in Japanese waters has passed both houses of Japan's National Diet.

7 November 2018 Authorities

The Japanese Cabinet has re-introduced a bill promoting commercial use of offshore wind to the 197th extraordinary National Diet session which started on 24 October and will last for 48 days.

25 June 2018 Technology

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed UK Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis, at the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) Offshore Wind Turbine.