Tag Archive for 'Maria McCaffery'

Ipsos Mori research shows British public strongly support wind power

April 19th, 2012 by RenewableUK

New research by Ipsos MORI for RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries, shows that 67% of internet-connected British adults are in favour of the use of wind power in the UK, with 28% “strongly in favour”. Eight percent are opposed with only 3% suggesting that they are […]

RenewableUK and Unite the Union join forces for green energy jobs

February 28th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave and tidal industry, and Unite the Union have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing both organisations to campaign together to ensure that the development of the renewable energy industry provides significant benefits to UK businesses and the workers they employ.

UK wind power reaches six gigawatts of installed capacity

January 18th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the renewable energy industries, has announced that the UK’s wind sector has reached a landmark 6 gigawatts of installed capacity – enough to supply electricity to 3,354,893 homes. The 6GW threshold was reached by the Ormonde offshore wind farm, off the coast of Cumbria, which now has 120 megawatts (MW) […]

The wind energy imperative

November 24th, 2011 by RenewableUK

Support for wind energy development in the UK costs only £10 in an average £600 electricity bill.  By 2020, it is expected that 90,000 jobs will be created in the UK’s wind energy industry. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery MBE, said “the irrefutable facts are that wind energy is providing a clean, secure supply of […]

RenewableUK CEO Maria McCaffery outlines successes and challenges for UK renewable energy industry

November 3rd, 2011 by RenewableUK

Tony Juniper has recently accepted the role of Chairman of our new grassroots campaign, Action for Renewables, which brings together businesses, trade unions, NGOs, parliamentarians, and activists in a group that is dedicated to the expansion of all forms of renewable energy. It is also a great pleasure to introduce to you, Matthew Chinn, Managing […]

Renewable energy technologies will create new jobs and aid economic recovery

October 31st, 2011 by Tony Juniper

“I used to come to these meeting twenty years ago and it didn’t look like this, with mainstream companies doing serious work investing in new technologies and making a real difference in the world.” “Twenty years ago it was very much a fringe industry, but it is not only in clean energy technologies that the […]

Matthew Chinn of Siemens outlines the challenges and opportunities for the UK’s wind energy industry

October 30th, 2011 by Events

Siemens were core sponsors for the RenewableUK annual conference held in Manchester from 25 to 27 October 2011. Matthew Chinn, Managing Director, Siemens Energy Sector in the UK and North West Europe, welcomed RenewableUK delegates to Manchester on behalf of Siemens. “Manchester is a special town for Siemens,” he said.  Of the 19,000 people Siemens […]

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 […]

Tony Juniper spearheads new British renewable energy campaign

October 6th, 2011 by RenewableUK

Tony Juniper, the Former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth, Tony Juniper, has been appointed Chairman of Action for Renewables (A4R), an unprecedented alliance of NGOs, trade unions, grassroots activists and industry bodies to campaign for the expansion of renewable energy. Making his first public statement as Chairman of A4R, Tony Juniper said “the […]

UK government needs to ‘seal the deal’ on offshore renewable energy investment

May 11th, 2011 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, today welcomed plans by Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas to set up an offshore manufacturing base in Sheerness, Kent.