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 [...]
December 5th, 2012 by Siemens AG
Siemens-owned SeaGen the world-leading tidal current system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has achieved three power generation milestones in record time. Since its installation in 2008, the tidal current turbine has fed more than six gigawatt hours of electrical power into the grid and has thus set another record for free stream tidal energy systems. [...]
October 22nd, 2012 by WWF
With the UK’s DECC and HM Treasury apparently divided over energy policy, a paper, ‘On picking winners: The need for targeted support for renewable energy’, published on 23 October 2012 and funded by WWF-UK, highlights the importance of targeting policies to promote emerging clean energy solutions and cautions against simplistic solutions to policy. The report comes [...]
March 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord
Steve Morris, former Engineering Director at Guernsey Electricity Ltd., begins his role as States of Guernsey Energy Policy Advisor on 26 March 2012. Steve Morris discusses below some of the energy issues facing the island during an informal conversation on 5 March. —- “One of the things that needs to be done is to start [...]
February 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.
Guernsey Electricity (GEL) has announced that it has sold its minority share in Marine Current Turbines (MCT), developers of the SeaGen tidal turbine, to Siemens. The technology company has been steadily increasing its stake in the business. Managing director of Guernsey Electricity Alan Bates said “we have agreed to sell on our shares in MCT [...]
February 17th, 2012 by Siemens AG
Siemens has acquired the majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd., the UK company based in Bristol, which develops and builds tidal power systems. “The acquisition of Marine Current Turbines is an important step forward for the Solar & Hydro Division,” said Ted Scheidegger, CEO of the Solar & Hydro Division of Siemens Energy.
November 5th, 2011 by IBM
IBM announced in mid-October 2011 that it had joined a collaborative consortium to help develop an energy grid that uses at least 50 percent of renewable energy sources, such as wind power, solar energy and biogas. Led by a European Union-funded consortium, the EcoGrid EU project will demonstrate a smart energy grid that will allow [...]
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 [...]
October 28th, 2011 by WWF
The report “Positive Energy: how renewable electricity can transform the UK by 2030” by WWF has said that renewable sources of energy could meet between 60 to 90% of the UK’s electricity demand by 2030, and recommends that the UK government sets its target at no less than 60% for renewable energy generation to provide [...]
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.