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  • First US sale of offshore wind power signed

    The first offshore wind farm to be developed in the United States has already sold one-third of the power that will be generated during its first 25 years of operation before a turbine is even placed in the water. Delmarva Power agreed Monday to buy up to 200 megawatts of power from an offshore wind farm to be developed by Babcock & Brown's subsidiary, Bluewater Wind Delaware. The purchase ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

    A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ...


    By Associated Press

  • Salazar, chu announce major offshore wind initiatives

    Unveiling a coordinated strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced major steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Michael Fallon speech to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind conference

    Michael Fallon's keynote speech to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2013 conference. Originally given at Manchester. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Introduction Good morning. I’m very pleased to be here today speaking at this important event. This is my first speech to RenewableUK since I was asked by the Prime ...

  • Federal Court Clears Path for Pioneering Cape Wind Offshore Wind Project

    A federal court today overwhelmingly rejected efforts of opponents to defeat Cape Wind, an offshore wind project in Nantucket Sound that has been in development for more than a decade. Today’s decision from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., considered claims in four lawsuits brought chiefly by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound—a group that counts fossil fuel ...

  • For Cape Wind, Summer Breeze Makes Offshore Wind Feel Fine

    Harsh winds from extreme storms battered Cape Cod this past winter and resulted in power outages across the region, and as summers get warmer, beachgoers rely more and more on cooling breezes off the bay. Now, the winds off Cape Cod could be a solution to both the region’s electricity constraints and the threat of extreme weather caused by climate change. Today, the Department of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • N.S. announces wind turbine plant

    Nova Scotia's green economy is continuing to grow through a new venture between the province of Nova Scotia and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Ltd. (DSME). DSME will establish a wind turbine tower and blade manufacturing facility at the former TrentonWorks site, creating hundreds of jobs. The province is investing almost $60-million and getting an equity stake in the Pictou County ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Shocking study on California`s IIPP, offshore wind power initiaitves and more on EHS This Week

    In this episode of EHS This Week, Kristy and I discuss the top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news for the past seven days, including: A revealing study on California's injury and illness prevention program, the model for OSHA's upcoming I2P2. The State's delayed movement on offshore wind power. The GOPs push to kill a climate rule for new power plants, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Mainstream granted consent by Scottish Gov. to build 450MW offshore wind farm

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has received consent from the Scottish Ministers to build and operate its 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) offshore wind farm in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea. This will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm constructed and operated in Scottish waters to be directly connected to the Scottish electricity ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • 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 ...

  • Research and Markets: Wind Power in Power Systems

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xp72pj/wind_power_in_powe) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Wind Power in Power Systems" to their offering. The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wind Power in Power Systems has been ...


  • Long Island offshore wind farm to be approved next week

    The race for North America’s first offshore wind farm had begun several years ago, and is continuing on today. The tables may have turned for one such project, as New York’s Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is expected to give the green light next week. The proposed offshore wind farm will have a capacity of 90MW, composed of 15 wind turbines and located east of Montauk; making it ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Offshore wind farm construction noise can displace harbour porpoises

    Noise caused by construction of Germany’s first offshore wind farm caused significant habitat disturbance for harbour porpoises, according to a recent study. Its results suggest that porpoises avoided areas up to 20 kilometres from the noise source during construction of the wind farm’s foundations. Development of offshore wind farms plays a major role in the shift towards renewable ...

  • Global Offshore Wind Market to Grow 37% Annually Through 2020

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Offshore Wind Power Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 - China's Capacity Investments Position It to Overtake Germany by 2018, Second only to the UK," to their collection of Wind Power market reports. For more information, visit ...


    By Marketwire

  • Fallon opens world`s second largest offshore wind farm

    The second largest offshore wind farm in the world, costing £1.3 billion and generating enough clean electricity to power over half a million homes, was officially opened by the Energy and Business Minister Michael Fallon today. Greater Gabbard, located off the coast of Suffolk, has 140 turbines, and will double in size, once the Galloper wind farm extension is completed in 2017. Offshore ...

  • Siemens achieves major step in type certification for 6MW Offshore Wind Turbine

    The Provisional Type Certificate is a milestone towards the final certification of the wind turbine. It attests the conformity of the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes for all safety relevant items with the normative references. Siemens developed the turbine SWT-6.0 especially for the demanding conditions in offshore locations. The first unit was installed in 2011 at the ...


  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

    Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though ...


    By Associated Press

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