Tag Archive for 'offshore wind energy'

Offshore Wind Power Generation presentation by Professor David Infield on 3 May 2017

May 2nd, 2017 by Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) is hosting a lecture in Guernsey and Jersey by Professor David Infield from the University of Strathclyde on “Offshore Power Generation.” Dr. Infield is Professor in Renewable Energy Technologies. His Guernsey presentation will be at the Princes Royal Centre for Performing Arts in St Peter Port. The presentation […]

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 […]

UK wind energy feeds over 5 GW into National Grid for first time

February 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

According to UK National Grid, wind energy has generated a record amount of electricity in Great Britain. The new high was reached on Sunday morning, 3 February 2013, when wind generated more than 5 gigawatts for the first time – more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs for industry, businesses and households – enough […]

UK government identifies offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth

January 15th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy sector, has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Call for Views for its Industrial Strategy, which identifies the offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth in Britain. By 2021, more than 47,000 people will be working in the UK’s […]

Britain receiving over ten percent of its electricity from renewable energy

December 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published statistics showing that renewable energy is playing an increasingly significant role in powering UK homes and business. The amount of UK electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 9.1% in the same period last year, due to […]

Growth in UK offshore wind farms provides many job opportunities

March 9th, 2012 by Vicky Kenrick

“Growth in the wind energy sector is attributable to a range of factors including financial confidence, technological advancements, legislative support from local governments, and increased public support and awareness,” writes David Blake, Renewable Energy Recruitment Manager for Allen & York. The UK reached 8 GW of installed wind power capacity at the start of 2012 […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, makes the case for renewable energy

October 26th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

In an outspoken attack on “green economy deniers”, Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, speaking at the RenewableUK Conference in Manchester, put the spotlight on the economic benefits to Britain of investing in green energy. He pointed to more than a hundred announcements in this financial year alone that add up to […]