offshore renewable energy Articles

  • Renewable energy: an uncomfortable position

    I have been looking at how the UK is doing against its EU renewable energy targets. These set us a target of having 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020. The government would have us believe that all is well. It’s most recent ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Renewable energy progress report

    What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains sections on ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fugro acquires consultancy to boost renewables business

    Fugro Renewables (Wallingford, U.K.) announced that it has acquired ERT, an Edinburgh-based environmental consulting firm, to complement its suite of services provided to developers of offshore wind, wave, and tidal power projects. “From feasibility studies and initial assessments to site surveys and investigations, construction services, and ultimately, decommissioning, Fugro ...

  • Recent testing, training, and research conducted at Ohmsett - The national oil spill response research & renewable energy test facility

    Abstract Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, plays a critical role in developing the most effective response technologies, as well as training first responders with the most realistic training available, enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill. The facility provides a crucial intermediate step between small-scale bench ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Japan - Floating to a Clean Energy Future

    A country struck by disaster harnesses the power of ocean winds to set sail for a brighter, greener future Nearly 16,000 people were killed when a 9.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami that crashed into the east coast of Japan five years ago. The 30 foot wall of cold, black water wiped out entire towns and villages and triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. ...

  • Climate change and the US energy sector

    As President Obama emphasized in his speech at Georgetown University in June 2013, climate change is happening. It is here, it is now, and as Obama warned, “Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind.” But what are these effects? The President reels off examples: sea levels in New York harbour increasing by a foot in depth over the past century, ...

  • EU to reallocate €115m for energy efficiency projects

    The EU has approved reforms that will free up €115m stimulus cash to be reallocated for energy efficiency projects with an impact on economic recovery. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament approved reforms yesterday to EU rules on financial assistance that will free up about €115m (£95.6m) in otherwise unspent funds. The EU funds could be used to ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • UK energy – time to face some hard truths

    How can the UK meet its future energy needs? Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, looks at how we can solve the problem with our energy future. The future of nuclear power in the UK looks well and truly stuck. The whole episode illustrates how high the stakes are at present for our energy future. Last month the new nuclear plant at Hinckley C was granted planning permission but we ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New energy economy emerging in the United States

    As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging in the United States. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The transition is moving at a pace and on a scale that we could not have ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Allen & York Interview Lord Hunt - Minster of State for Energy

    INTERVIEW WITH LORD HUNT - MINISTER OF STATE FOR ENERGY  Allen & York were delighted to have the opportunity to interview Lord Hunt, UK Minster of State for Energy - with reference to the recent UK government’s ...


  • What 2017 holds for Energy from Waste in the UK

    The UK’s EfW industry has enjoyed two decades of stable investment under the public private partnership (PPP)/public finance initiative (PFI) regime. This has led to a reduction in the amount of biodegradable household waste sent to landfill via the construction of local authority-backed EfW plants and contributed to an increase in recycling rates by incorporating facilities that remove ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Danish and Dutch wind energy policy 1970–2000: lessons for the future

    Both in the Netherlands and in Denmark, policies to develop a wind turbine industry and to install a large wind turbine capacity were started in the 1970s. However, the outcomes of these policies were very different. A flourishing wind turbine industry developed in Denmark, whereas in the Netherlands, a few companies started building wind turbines in the 1980s and 1990s, but presently no wind ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Business communications challenges and opportunities for clean tech and clean energy companies

    Can you imagine broaching the subject of climate change, carbon footprints and energy efficiency with hard-nosed commercial property and oil industry professionals? Of course you can. The dismissive sweep of the be-suited arm and shake of the bullet head. Forget ah of this ‘green’ irrelevance. lf you want something to worry about, look to liquidity, the price of raw materials and the rise of ...


  • Environmental impacts of ocean-energy systems: a life-cycle assessment

    Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society. A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures. Improving the efficiency and lifespan of the ...

  • Africa’s green energy challenge: Mega projects, off-grid or somewhere in between?

    South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy. A 310-megawatt wind farm sprouting up in a remote, barren landscape near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya has the clean energy world buzzing — and for good reason. Africa’s largest wind farm, with 365 towering turbines, is creating more than 500 stable jobs in an ...


    By Ensia

  • US Solar PV Market 2014 Analysis & 2025 Forecasts - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy, Equipment Market, Regulations and Company Profiles

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Solar PV in The US, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy, Equipment Market, Regulations and Company Profiles” report to its research database. The report provides an in-depth analysis on global renewable power market and global solar PV market with forecasts up to ...


  • Case study - Meridian

    Increasing productivity and building credibility with transparent energy and greenhouse gas management Meridian’s business strategy involves the integrated development, generation and retail of electricity, offshore development of renewable energy and innovation in energy services. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a fundamental part of their renewable energy ...


    By thinkstep

  • Update: Legislation for the period ending 28 November 2008

    LEGISLATION GOVERNMENT BILLS There are no relevant Government Bills before Parliament, as at 28 November 2008. PRIVATE BILLS There are no relevant Private Bills before Parliament, as at 28 November 2008. PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS There are no relevant Private Members' Bills before Parliament, ...


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