Tag Archive for 'offshore wind'

UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in marine renewable energy

March 18th, 2014 by RenewableUK

The report, ‘Generating Energy and Prosperty – Economic Impact Study of the offshore renewable energy industry in the UK’ by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, shows that the UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. Jennifer Webber, RenewableUK’s Director of […]

International law firm publishes report on realising opportunity in European offshore wind industry

July 3rd, 2013 by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has produced a report into the state of Europe’s offshore wind sector that reveals how uncertainty around subsidies and the need to unlock new capital are holding back investment in the development of European offshore wind farms. The report ’European Offshore Wind 2013: Realising The Opportunity’ published on 26 […]

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 […]

University of Plymouth study looks at Guernsey’s offshore wind and tidal energy potential

December 7th, 2012 by Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission

Academics and students from the University of Plymouth came to Guernsey from 3 to 7 December 2012 on a field visit to make a high level strategic assessment of the offshore renewable energy potential for Guernsey in the medium to longer term. This initiative was part of Commerce and Employment’s Renewable Energy Team’s (RET) long […]

Economic study shows advantages of UK offshore wind energy

December 4th, 2012 by WWF

Investment in UK offshore wind energy would create more jobs and generate higher GDP than reliance on gas-fired power, with only marginal impacts on electricity prices, according to a Cambridge Econometrics report ‘A Study into the Economics of Gas and Offshore Wind‘ published on 4 December 2012 by WWF-UK and Greenpeace. “Much of the debate […]

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 […]

Siemens begins field testing 6 MW wind turbine for offshore industry

October 8th, 2012 by Siemens AG

On 6 October 2012, Siemens Energy began field testing of its new 154 metre rotor for the 6-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark. The SWT-6.0-154 turbine is equipped with 75 metres long rotor blades. With a record rotor diameter of 154 meters, each SWT-6.0-154 turbine can produce 25 GW.h of clean electricity in […]

Renewable energy researchers from University of Exeter study Guernsey potential

May 30th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Third year BSc/MEng University of Exeter Renewable Energy students gave presentations on Guernsey’s potential to develop offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy resources at a seminar held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on Monday 28 May 2012. Research teams also looked at the potential for onshore renewable energy development and infrastructure requirements. Their completed reports […]

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. […]

Wind power increasing contribution to UK’s renewable energy supply

March 31st, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave and tidal industry, has hailed the publication of UK Government figures as a clear demonstration of the significant role wind power now plays in Britain’s energy mix. Wind power capacity increased by over a gigawatt in 2011, and output increased by over 5.3 gigawatt-hours to 15.5GWh – […]