Tag Archive for 'Ofgem'

Tocardo Tidal Power generates electricity at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney

June 26th, 2017 by Tocardo International BV

Tocardo Tidal Power’s 1.4 MW tidal turbine deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has received accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme from Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) in the UK)). Tocardo entered the tidal energy industry in the UK with the FORESEA & InToTidal project and the successful installation of Tocardo’s TFS (Temporary […]

UK clean wind energy subsidy less than 3 pence per household per day

March 26th, 2013 by RenewableUK

Wind energy costs as little as 2.67 pence per UK household per day according to statistics released by Ofgem on 21 March 2013. The news that the cost of wind is so low comes as the UK’s energy regulator revealed that together onshore and offshore wind accounted for nearly 59% of renewable energy generation in […]

UK wind generates over 5GW of UK electricity constantly over 24 hours

March 23rd, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK is celebrating the fact that for the first time, wind energy in the UK generated over 5 gigawatts of electricity consistently over a 24 hour period, with the period starting on Thursday 21 March at 2130 and continuing for the rest of Friday 22 March 2013. For this 24 hour period wind energy was […]

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 […]

UK Energy Minister highlights smart grid solutions at Ecoislands Summit

October 18th, 2012 by Ecoisland

John Hayes, the Minister of State for Energy, provided the keynote address at the Ecoislands Global Summit 2012, which was sponsored by IBM and supported by Cable&Wireless Worldwide. John Hayes addressed an audience of community leaders, islands representatives, sustainability experts, UK government ministers, and technology companies. He spoke about the role that local initiatives play […]

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 […]

UK gas prices have driven up UK energy bills much more than renewable energy technologies

November 8th, 2011 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the country’s largest renewable energy trade association, has criticised KPMG’s energy report “Thinking About The Affordable”. The report incorrectly claims that Britain can meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets by building nuclear and gas-fired power stations. It also states, misleadingly, that this would be cheaper than relying on renewable energy sources such as wind.

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 […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]