Tag Archive for 'RenewableUK'

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 […]

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 offshore wind farms contribute to UK’s Coastal Communities Fund

March 23rd, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed the announcement made on 13 March 2013 by Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury, that coastal communities around the UK will be getting a share of millions of pounds of funding to create jobs and support local projects. The Coastal Communities Fund – a pot of money worth £27.8 million […]

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 wind turbines have capacity to power more than 4.5 million homes

March 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change statistics show that UK wind energy output increased by 33% in 2012 compared to 2011 due to the extra capacity provided by new UK wind farms going operational onshore and offshore. The figures show that wind power generated 5.5% of the UK’s electricity needs in 2012, up from […]

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’s global lead in wave and tidal energy development at crucial stage

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

In a RenewableUK report, the UK’s wave and tidal energy industries warn that they will only be able to grow successfully if they get the right level of support from Government – otherwise Britain risks surrendering its world lead in marine energy. The study by RenewableUK says the biggest shake-up of the energy sector for […]

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 […]

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 […]

The UK has the highest number of tidal stream devices installed

January 15th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed research published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society journal, the publishing arm of the Royal Society, which highlights the huge potential of tidal power in British marine waters. With RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal Annual Conference in London from […]