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Offshore Wind Power Generation presentation by Professor David Infield on 3 May 2017

May 2nd, 2017 by Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE) is hosting a lecture in Guernsey and Jersey by Professor David Infield from the University of Strathclyde on “Offshore Power Generation.” Dr. Infield is Professor in Renewable Energy Technologies. His Guernsey presentation will be at the Princes Royal Centre for Performing Arts in St Peter Port. The presentation […]

Wind energy’s growing importance for UK electricity generation

September 4th, 2014 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK said that August 2014 was an exceptional month for wind energy, with new records set and electricity generation levels exceeding both nuclear and coal generation, according to official National Grid statistics. On five separate occasions, wind energy overtook coal-fired plants for electricity generation over a single day, which is the first time this has […]

Ipsos MORI UK poll shows young people strongly support offshore wind farm developments

March 19th, 2014 by RenewableUK

A poll by Ipsos MORI shows that young people from the UK are among the strongest supporters of offshore wind, and the majority aren’t in favour of fracking. According to the survey, commissioned by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Economic and Social Research Council, 85% of 16 to 24 year […]

Cut Europe’s reliance on imported gas with a higher 2030 renewable energy target

March 19th, 2014 by The European Wind Energy Association

The European Commission‘s own figures show that a 30% EU renewable energy target for 2030 would cut Europe’s reliance on gas imports by almost three times as much as the European Commission’s proposal for a 27% target. In a letter to EU foreign ministers, The European Wind Energy Association‘s chief executive Thomas Becker said that […]

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 […]

UK electricity generation from wind breaks records in December 2013

January 3rd, 2014 by RenewableUK

December 2013 was a record-breaking period for wind power in the UK, with more electricity generated from wind energy than in any other month. A slew of other records were shattered too, including the amount of electricity generated in a week and the percentage of UK electricity supplied by wind energy in a single month […]

UK Energy Secretary says that UK needs to retain its global lead in offshore wind energy generation

November 6th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed a ringing endorsement of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries by the UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey at the trade association’s annual conference in Birmingham. Mr Davey used his speech to “confirm and reconfirm the UK Government’s commitment to renewable energy.” He described onshore wind as “a huge success story and we […]

Vestas produces prototype blade for most powerful offshore wind turbine

September 10th, 2013 by Vestas Wind Systems A/S

The offshore wind energy industry is developing rapidly in its drive to decrease construction and maintenance costs to produce electricity from a renewable energy source at the cheapest possible price. There’s on-going technological advancement to produce turbines that can generate more electricity as each offshore wind turbine is expensive to install. Vestas Wind Systems A/S […]

The virtuous circle of community owned renewable energy projects

September 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed a report published by the influential think tank ResPublica which says local community groups should be given greater opportunities to get more involved in developing and owning local renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms. The study “The Community Renewables Economy” reveals that there’s been a fourteen-fold increase in the […]

Offshore floating wind turbines cost competitive with standard turbines in water depths over 50 metres

July 25th, 2013 by The European Wind Energy Association

A report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe’s Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas, and the deepest parts of the North Sea. The ‘Deep water – The next step for offshore wind energy‘ report reveals that floating turbines in North […]