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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ScottishPower Renewables Update on Argyll Array Offshore Windfarm

    Following detailed technical and environmental site studies, ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has confirmed that they will not be taking forward their lease option to develop the Argyll Array Offshore Windfarm in the near future. The company has stated that the project may be viable to reconsider as offshore wind technology develops in the longer term, but estimates that will not be within the next ...


    By ScottishPower

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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)

  • Massachusetts Offshore Wind Farm Denied Permit to Site Cables

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - The Cape Cod Commission has denied a permit for the nation's first proposed offshore wind farm to run submarine and upland transmission cables from the site in Nantucket Sound to connect with the power grid on the mainland. After voting against the proposal Thursday, the commission said it denied the permit application on procedural ...

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

    As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These projects – located off the coast of New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Untapped wealth offshore - wind not oil

    As the high costs of heavy U.S. reliance on fossil fuels become clear, Oceana urges policymakers to invest more in the development of cheaper renewable energy choices. An Oceana analysis released today shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DONG Energy and Carbon Trust team up to cut the costs of offshore wind

    DONG Energy and the UK Carbon Trust, through its Offshore Wind Accelerator programme (OWA), have reached an agreement to collaborate. OWA has awarded DONG Energy GBP 6 million (DKK 54 million) to co-fund full scale demonstration of a new offshore wind turbine foundation called the Suction Bucket Jacket. DONG Energy targets to drive down cost of electricity by 40 per cent for projects sanctioned ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Swedish technology could unlock Canada`s offshore energy potential

    The windy - wavy coast of Sweden is about to become the test site for a suite of floating off shore energy technologies that have the potential for use along Canada's expansive coastlines. Hexicon AB, a Swedish renewable energy company, has designed the floating energy platform. It has partnered with other Swedish companies (Fagerdala Marine Systems, Ocke Mannerfelt Design Team, and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Offshore Wind Energy Sector off to Slow Start in US

    When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation's first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind's wind farm off of Cape Cod, has stalled. And construction has only just begun for another, much smaller, offshore wind farm near Block Island. Deepwater Wind's Rhode ...


    By Associated Press

  • Anglo-German cooperation is needed to deliver on offshore wind energy plans

    Viewpoint from Phil de Villiers, Offshore Wind Accelerator Manager, Carbon Trust UK and Germany now share a common goal: to rapidly accelerate the development and deployment of offshore wind energy to help their respective countries deliver energy security and meet agreed carbon reduction plans. The recent Renewables Road Map put the UK goal at up to 18GW by 2020, while Chancellor ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Insurance business to ride renewable energy wave

    The report, commissioned by Swiss Re, looked at six of the world’s leading markets for solar and wind, namely Australia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Depending on the scenario, insurance premium volumes in these markets could increase from $850m today to anywhere between $1.5bn and $2.8bn by the end of this decade. Drivers of increased demand include ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • New Reports Highlight Major Potential in Offshore Wind Energy

    The Energy Department today announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year. The report highlights 14 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • UK Government dithers over renewable energy

    Mixed subsidy messages provokes investor uncertaintyLondon, UK. 08 September 2010: Government subsidy plans for nuclear, renewables and fossil fuels were under the microscope throughout August as investors and energy firms sought clarification on where the government’s support lies. In apparent contradiction to its previous perceived anti-nuclear subsidy stance, Chris Huhne confirmed that ...


    By RealWire

  • IBM, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Focus on Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity.  This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • Ministers welcome Areva commitment to UK offshore wind

    Plans by Areva for a new offshore wind manufacturing plant in Scotland, and their commitment to developing the UK offshore wind industry, were welcomed by the Government today. Areva plan to build a factory making blades and nacelles for offshore wind turbines and for use as a base for installing them in the North Sea, creating 750 jobs and many more in the supply chain. Prime Minister, David ...

  • Offshore wind `could power UK homes by 2020`

    Business Secretary John Hutton revealed the vision at a conference for the European energy industry in Berlin on Monday. Mr Hutton made much of Britain's unrivalled wind resources though his speech was firmly focused on aspirations and possibilities rather than any concrete plan which would be implemented. 'The challenge for the government and for industry is to turn this potential - for our ...

  • Masdar to invest in London Array offshore wind farm

    E.ON and Masdar have today joined forces to partner in the London Array offshore wind farm project – which, when built, will be the world’s largest offshore scheme. The two partners will also extend their relationship further and intend to work together across a range of potential projects that will complement their existing renewable energy strategies. Masdar has entered into the London Array ...


    By E.ON AG

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