offshore renewable energy News

  • MTS Technology Enables Innovation In Offshore Renewable Energy

     MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced that the MTS Non-Torque Loading (NTL) System has been installed and accepted at the 3MW Drive Train Test Facility (3 megawatt) of the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), ...

  • GCube Increases Capacity to $100 Million for Offshore Renewable Energy

    GCube, the leading provider of insurance services for the renewable energy industry, has increased its underwriting line size by an additional $50 Million for offshore renewable energy projects, bringing the total available capacity for a single project to $100 Million. With significant growth in the offshore renewable energy sector, particularly in Europe and potentially the US and South East ...


  • FERC, interior department sign agreement on offshore renewable energy

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Department of the Interior have formalized an agreement for working cooperatively to lease and license renewable energy projects on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). Following up on a general agreement reached in March, the two federal agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 9 to clarify each agency's jurisdictional ...

  • Offshore renewable energy sites provide new habitat for marine species

    Offshore renewable energy sites may provide new ‘stepping stone’ habitats for marine species, a recent study suggests. They could allow some species to spread beyond their present range and help vulnerable creatures survive in the face of climate change. However, they may also allow harmful invasive species to spread, the researchers warn, and the effects of such projects must be ...

  • Germany: renewable energy - an overview

    Germany’s renewable energy goals are ambitious. In order to cut 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2020, the federal government announced an action program that fosters the production and consumption of energy produced from renewable sources, thereby encouraging a significant increase in energy efficiency. Germany strives to be the worldwide leader by 2050 in all ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The outlook for renewable energy

    In December 2011 Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that the one trillionth dollar of investment in clean energy had been spent since it began keeping records on such spending in 2004.   This milestone was significant noted Bloomberg, because it happened just as negotiators and world leaders were gathering in Durban for the latest round of international climate negotiations. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Renewable Energy Developers Guide

    In terms of economic profit the average range of ROI increases with the scale of the renewable energy project. With capacity above 1,000kW or a 1MW, returns are usually above 10% to 15%. At the smaller scale due to the construction costs and the reduction in efficiency of the resource harvesting, ROIs are typically 2% to 8%. As a result of the uncertainty and technical risk of many renewable ...


  • Renewable Energy Awards

    Good evening. I’m delighted to see so many of you here for what promises to be a very interesting night. Before I start, I must mention the venue. It is an inspired choice! Luxury meets low carbon. In 2013 The Savoy won five awards for its commitment to reduce its environmental impacts – reducing energy consumption by an impressive 30% and greenhouse gas ...

  • EI and The Crown Estate publish construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication - Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry - to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK. This guideline follows on from the publication Vessel safety guide – Guidance for offshore ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Global Renewable Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Renewable Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Wind Energy Update: Offshore Wind 2011: the Facts

    Wind Energy Update reports offshore wind, with its incomparably high energy production per hour witnessed important developments during 2011: RWE - The fifth largest utility company in Europe, with 3 offshore wind projects in the UK (North Hoyle, Rhyl Flats and Greater Gabbard) and a pipeline of 6.5GW of offshore wind capacity, announced 40% increase in its annual renewables investments to ...


  • Searoc Strengthens Its Support To Offshore Renewable Energy Developments Through New Dundee Office

    International marine engineering company SeaRoc has announced the opening of a further office in Scotland to support’s the country’s growing offshore wind farm and marine renewables industries. Located in Dundee, the new office opened on November 12th and houses a number of marine engineering experts, including David Wotherspoon who joins SeaRoc as Development ...


    By SeaRoc Group

  • UK Renewable Energy powers forward

    Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap published today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Significant progress has been made on the rollout of renewable energy across the United Kingdom from July 2011 to July 2012, including: A 27 per cent increase in overall renewable electricity generated; A ...

  • A good week for renewable energy in the UK

    A good week for renewables in the UK? Thursday 23rd September saw the official opening of the world's largest offshore windfarm. Based in Kent, it will generate enough energy to power 200,000 homes and be provided by a total of 341 turbines, with construction to be finalized over the next 4 years, However there has been dismay that only 20% of the potential labour force/supply chain will come ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Accelerating the switch to renewable energy sources

    New research explores ways to encourage the transition to renewable energy systems and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The study highlights the long lead times to implement renewable energy initiatives and warns that many countries may suffer energy shortages in the coming decades, unless prompt action is taken. Over 80 per cent of global energy use is derived from fossil fuels and between 2005 ...

  • Speech to the Renewable Energy Finance Forum

    Michael Fallon speaks at the 15th Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Europe. These are the speaker's notes, not a transcript of the speech as it was delivered. Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I’m pleased to be here with you at this landmark occasion of the 15th anniversary year of this important conference. It is impressive to reflect on how far the sector has come in those fifteen years ...

  • Pavilion Energy Resources, Inc., Clean Renewable Energy

    Pavilion Energy Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PVRE) is entering a transformative phase from junior explorer to major projects developer. ACCELERATED WIND POWER FUNDING: With the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in Japan destroying confidence in nuclear power worldwide and conflagration in the Middle East threatening to interrupt oil supplies, thus potentially destroying various ...


  • Germany ups renewable energy targets

    At its meeting today the Federal Cabinet adopted the national renewable energy action plan presented by Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen. The action plan outlines that the binding target of an 18 percent share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption will be reached by 2020 and may even be surpassed with an expected share of almost 20 percent. Currently this share ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Opposition to offshore drilling may fade

    One January morning in 1969, a drilling accident at an offshore oil rig led to the leakage of 11 million liters of oil in the nearby Santa Barbara channel. Thousands of seabirds, fish, and marine mammals were killed.  As clean-up volunteers rushed to the beach, the day's events led to the start of a new environmental movement in the United States. The nation's first Earth Day was ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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