The UK Government’s announcement to introduce new auctions to secure renewable energy sources could mean that the UK’s offshore wind capacity may nearly double over the next decade.
A new brochure bringing together the latest East of England statistics, case studies of business success and maps pinpointing existing and future offshore wind farms has been launched at Global Offshore Wind.
The Crown Estate, the owner and manager of the UK seabed, has received eight applications to extend existing windfarms by a total of 3 gigawatts (GW) capacity.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Alexandra Dock, Hull, UK.
As reported in ‘MJ’ and elsewhere, last month's high-profile Contracts for Difference (CFD) auction presented a very positive cost assessment of offshore wind and demonstrated that the sector can now produce power for under 6p per kilowatt hour – lower than the cost of new nuclear and new gas plants.
As Britain begins the process of leaving the European Union in the wake of the Brexit vote, stakeholders across the UK marine renewable energy sector are busy coming to terms with the likely long-term implications.
Siemens’ new wind power factory at ABP’s Port of Hull has manufactured its first turbine blade.
RenewableUK says the UK Government's planned next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will provide a boost for British industry, but there is less certainty if Scottish renewables and other sectors such as solar and wave will also benefit.
A new report launched on Wednesday by the industry led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force shows that the UK is on course to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind substantially over the next seven years.
RenewableUK, the renewable energy trade association, has welcomed a series of Government announcements giving strong support to the renewables sector.
The trade association RenewableUK has slammed the anti-wind energy report published today for failing to recognise the significant role that wind energy plays in creating clean energy for the UK.
A new £1.2 million training initiative has been set up by the UK renewable industry and the British government to help tackle the skills shortage in the sector.
The Conservative led UK Coalition Government’s second budget delivered a mix of hope and disappointment last month to those with an interest in marine energy.
Britain's renewable energy trade association RenewableUK launched a campaign on Wednesday urging the Government not to cut vital financial support for the marine energy sector.
The latest offshore wind statistics, released last week by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.
RenewableUK has published the most comprehensive ever employment figures for the wind energy industry, showing a 91% increase in full time employment in the sector between 2007/8 and 2009/10.
The UK Government has pledged £200m for the development of low carbon technologies, including funds for offshore wind power and the manufacturing of wind turbines at port sites.
RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, launched a national campaign on Tuesday to highlight the importance of investing in improvements to the UK’s port facilities.
Seven new design ideas for offshore wind turbine foundations have been shortlisted by the UK’ s Carbon Trust in a competition aimed at transforming the offshore wind industry.
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