Tag Archive for 'Vince Cable'

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 R&D funds available to develop low carbon vehicle technology

November 12th, 2012 by Technology Strategy Board

UK Government funding of up to £16.5 million is to be made available for new research and development that will lead to significant reductions in CO2 emissions and position the UK at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology. The announcement was made by UK Business Secretary Vince Cable during a visit to the MIRA […]

UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult headquartered in Glasgow

February 10th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will have its HQ at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow with an operational centre at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in the North East of England. The national centre will focus on technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power and is designed to bridge the gap between […]

Steps towards a low-carbon future

May 26th, 2011 by Vince Cable

Below are excerpts of a speech, “Steps towards a low-carbon future” given by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in Liverpool on 26 May 2011. —- The challenge of creating a low-carbon future is a pressing one, yet the thinking and analysis behind it are not new. I have never […]

RenewableUK enthusiastically endorses creation of an Offshore Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation Centre

May 26th, 2011 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the country’s leading wind and marine energy trade association, has welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of a competition to create an Offshore Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation Centre. The Centre will focus on developing technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power.

Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, announces major investment in green technology

May 26th, 2011 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills,  announced on 26 May 2011 the start of a competition to form an Offshore Renewable Energy technology and innovation centre. The new centre will focus on technologies for offshore wind, wave and tidal power. The UK Government has committed more than £200 million over […]