Tag Archive for 'Energy Technologies Institute'

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 government expresses support for marine renewable energy sector

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed comments made by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker in his opening speech at the trade association’s 2013 Wave and Tidal Conference in London on 27 February 2013, in which he declared that “now is the time for the next bold steps – moving from individual projects to large scale […]

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 […]

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 […]

Britain and the USA to collaborate on floating wind turbine technology

April 23rd, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

Energy Ministers from 23 of the world’s leading economies will gather in London on 25 and 26 April 2012 for the third Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) conference to accelerate the transition to clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy Ministerial will be co-chaired by UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey and US Energy Secretary Dr Steven Chu. […]

UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change says that renewable energy technologies will deliver a third industrial revolution

November 5th, 2011 by Rt Hon Chris Huhne Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

“I’m delighted to be here at Renewable UK’s annual conference. Our location is rather appropriate. Manchester was the thumping heart of the first industrial revolution. This was the world’s first industrial city. It is home to the first industrial canal, and the world’s oldest railway station. The foundations for our prosperity were laid here. The […]

UK proposes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025

May 17th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain’s emissions by 50% from 1990 levels and highlighting the Government’s commitment to being the greenest government ever. Today’s proposal, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is […]

Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, addresses RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal 2011 conference

March 2nd, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

I am delighted to be here to address you today and would like to thank Maria McCaffery (Chief Executive RenewableUK) for the invitation to speak to you. Many of you in this room will already be aware that I have long been a champion for the potential of wave and tidal energy. It seems to […]