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Alstom and GDG Suez will work together to develop Alderney Race tidal energy project

October 1st, 2013 by Alstom

Jérôme Pécresse, Alstom‘s Renewable Power President, and Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, signed a partnership agreement on 30 September 2013 in Cherbourg, Normandy in the presence of French President François Hollande to study the integration of Alstom’s tidal turbine with the pilot project developed by GDF Suez in Le raz Blanchard (the Alderney Race). […]

1 MW Alstom tidal turbine generates grid electricity in Orkney waters

March 5th, 2013 by Alstom

Alstom‘s 1 MW tidal turbine generated power for the first time at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) tidal test site in Orkney, Scotland. Alstom recently acquired Tidal Generation Limited from Rolls-Royce. It is the second Alstom tidal turbine generating power to the grid following on from the successful test of its 500 kW device. […]

UK’s global lead in wave and tidal energy development at crucial stage

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

In a RenewableUK report, the UK’s wave and tidal energy industries warn that they will only be able to grow successfully if they get the right level of support from Government – otherwise Britain risks surrendering its world lead in marine energy. The study by RenewableUK says the biggest shake-up of the energy sector for […]

Port of Cherbourg plans to be a hub for marine tidal energy development

February 7th, 2013 by Ports Normands Associés

In the first half of 2012, energy group EDF and multinational engineering company Alstom decided to locate their offshore-wind-turbine operations in Cherbourg. Following this decision, Ports Normands Associés (PNA), in association with the local authorities of Basse-Normandie, have decided to develop the opportunities that other marine renewable energies offer including tidal power. The port of […]

Alstom completes purchase of Tidal Generation Ltd from Rolls-Royce

January 31st, 2013 by Alstom

Alstom has completed the acquisition of Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce plc. In September 2012, Alstom announced that it had agreed to acquire TGL, which specialises in the design and manufacturing of tidal stream turbines, subject to the achievement of critical milestones including the successful installation of the 1 MW tidal turbine at the […]

Imperial College study makes case for targeted support for renewables

October 22nd, 2012 by WWF

With the UK’s DECC and HM Treasury apparently divided over energy policy, a paper, ‘On picking winners: The need for targeted support for renewable energy’, published on 23 October 2012 and funded by WWF-UK, highlights the importance of targeting policies to promote emerging clean energy solutions and cautions against simplistic solutions to policy. The report comes […]

Alstom to buy tidal turbine company from Rolls Royce

September 26th, 2012 by Alstom

Alstom has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to acquire Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Plc, specialised in the design and manufacture of tidal stream turbines. Alstom’s acquisition of TGL is expected to be completed within the next few months, subject to closing conditions. TGL is at the forefront in the […]

KPMG’s Global summit urges reduction in short term focus in favour of long term sustainability

February 17th, 2012 by KPMG

According to recommendations released from KPMG’s “Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing for Rio+20” global summit, policymakers and the business community should ramp up collaboration and demonstrate renewed leadership in order to achieve sustainable and equitable growth objectives. Summit attendees agreed to the recommendations as part of the meeting’s goal of providing business input to […]

UK training initiative set-up to tackle renewable energy skills shortage

October 6th, 2011 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, Britain’s largest renewable energy trade association, is proud to announce the creation of a new organisation, the Renewables Training Network (RTN), which will address critical skills shortages within the renewable energy industry. Businesses in the renewables sector have pledged the equivalent of £600,000 of support for the £1.2 million project. The UK Commission for […]