Tag Archive for 'wind farm'

Prime Minister says inauguration of world’s largest offshore wind farm represents a great day for Britain

July 5th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed the ringing endorsement of offshore wind energy by the Prime Minister David Cameron. David Cameron paid tribute to the UK’s offshore wind industry while speaking at the official opening of London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. “This is a great day for Britain and a big win for renewable energy,” he […]

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 […]

Navitus Bay wind farm boundaries moved further from English coast

January 14th, 2013 by Navitus Bay Development Limited

Navitus Bay Development Ltd, as a direct result of discussions with statutory consultees and local communities, announced in December 2012 a reduction to its proposed wind park in Poole Bay to cover an area of approximately 67 square miles. The changes, which include moving the development further out to sea and making it smaller in […]

UK public consultation in February 2013 for planned 218 turbine wind farm between Guernsey and Poole

January 12th, 2013 by Navitus Bay Development Limited

From the 1 February 2013, members of the public are being given an opportunity to view and comment on the latest plans for the proposed wind park off the Dorset coast. Navitus Bay Development Limited (Navitus Bay) is committed to hearing the views of the local community and so far has talked to over 2,000 […]

Britain receiving over ten percent of its electricity from renewable energy

December 24th, 2012 by RenewableUK

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published statistics showing that renewable energy is playing an increasingly significant role in powering UK homes and business. The amount of UK electricity generated from renewable sources increased to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 9.1% in the same period last year, due to […]

Mazars looks at trends in financing UK onshore wind energy projects

December 7th, 2012 by Mazars

2012 has been the most successful year for obtaining long-term debt finance in the UK onshore wind sector since the financial crisis began in 2007/08, according to a report ‘UK Onshore Wind Investment‘ published by Mazars. Project Finance specialists at audit and advisory firm Mazars carried out the research that reveals more deals in excess […]

Habitat provided by sea wind farms can enhance some fish populations

April 13th, 2012 by Technical University of Denmark

The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind turbines and the fish live quite happily together. Indeed some species of fish have actually increased in number. As work is just beginning on Denmark’s newest and so far largest offshore […]

Navitus Bay wind farm to be located alongside part of Guernsey to Poole cross channel ferry route

February 15th, 2012 by Eneco

In 2010 The Crown Estate awarded Eneco Wind UK Ltd. exclusive development rights to the sea bed in an area to the west of the Isle of White. During 2011 Eneco determined that a wind farm project of between 900 MW to 1200 MW installed capacity could be located in this area. This could provide […]