Tag Archive for 'Maria McCaffery'

UK Energy Secretary says that UK needs to retain its global lead in offshore wind energy generation

November 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Mr Davey used his speech to “confirm and reconfirm the UK Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He described onshore wind as “a huge success story and we […]

The virtuous circle of community owned renewable energy projects

September 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed a report published by the influential think tank ResPublica which says local community groups should be given greater opportunities to get more involved in developing and owning local renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms. The study “The Community Renewables Economy” reveals that there’s been a fourteen-fold increase in the […]

Prime Minister says inauguration of world’s largest offshore wind farm represents a great day for Britain

July 5th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed the ringing endorsement of offshore wind energy by the Prime Minister David Cameron. David Cameron paid tribute to the UK’s offshore wind industry while speaking at the official opening of London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. “This is a great day for Britain and a big win for renewable energy,” he […]

Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise UK’s electricity supply by 2030

June 13th, 2013 by RenewableUK

Tom Greatrex, the UK’s Shadow Energy Minister, announced that the next Labour Manifesto will include a commitment to decarbonise the UK’s electricity supply by 2030. He said Labour has a “relentless desire to take forward the offshore wind industry” which it will put into practice if it wins the next election in 2015. The Shadow […]

World’s largest operational offshore wind farm goes on-line

April 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement that all 175 turbines at the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, London Array, are now generating clean electricity. The turbines were installed in the Thames Estuary between January and December 2012. First power was generated in October 2012 and with the 175 th turbine now online, Phase One of […]

Scottish energy minister announces £4 million funding boost for wave and tidal energy industry

March 5th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement of over £4 million of new funding by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, in a speech on the second day of the trade association’s annual Wave and Tidal Energy conference in London. Mr Ewing told more than 500 delegates that the Scottish Government and Highlands and Island Enterprise are […]

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 […]

November 2012 breaks records for the most UK electricity generated from wind energy

December 3rd, 2012 by RenewableUK

Three times in November 2012 wind energy broke its own record for electricity generation, most recently hitting over 4.5 gigawatts and accounting for 11.45% of total electricity demand in the UK, according to official figures from National Grid. A report ‘UK Onshore Wind Investment‘ by financial advisory firm Mazars found that 2012 has been the […]

UK Government commits financial support to renewable energy sector

November 22nd, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed the announcement by the UK Government, committing HM Treasury to providing the right level of financial support to allow a massive expansion of the renewable energy sector during this decade, generating tens of thousands of jobs. After months of […]

UK onshore wind farms now exceed 5 GW of installed capacity

September 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, is celebrating the achievement of the installation of UK onshore wind turbines totalling a peak output of 5 gigawatts. The 5 GW milestone was reached with the operation of AES Wind Generation’s 28.6MW Drone Hill wind farm, in the Scottish Borders local […]