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31 March 2014

UK Green Investment Bank plunges £461m into offshore wind amid private sector uncertaintyp

offshore_170 UK Green Investment Bank has spent £461m buying stakes in two British offshore wind projects in a bid to bolster the sector as large private sector companies pull back.

28 March 2014

Virginia makes grants worth $850,000 to develop offshore wind

RWE_offshore_170_170 Virginia has issued $860,000 in grants to four businesses to fund research that will accelerate the development of offshore wind power and the industry’s supply chain.

21 March 2014

Maryland Energy Administration offers $700m to spur offshore wind investment

RWE_offshore_170_170 Maryland Energy Administration has launched a $700m grant scheme to spur early-stage offshore wind investment.

19 March 2014

Scottish wind development targets subsidy support following government consent

WesternWind_1701 Two large-scale offshore wind farms have been given government consent and are now waiting to find out whether they will qualify for subsidies under the new regulatory regime.

17 March 2014

Cape Wind wins key legal battle to continue march for US offshore development

EONWind_170 Cape Wind has won a series of legal victories against opponents to its offshore wind farm in Massachusetts, paving the way for large-scale offshore wind development in the US.

20 February 2014

DECC says UK to stay ‘world leader’ in offshore wind despite London Array, Dogger Bank cutsp

SSE_offshore_170SQ The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has laid out plans to maintain the country's 'world leader' position in offshore wind despite news yesterday that the second phase to the London Array was cancelled and the Dogger Bank wind farm was downsized.

19 February 2014

UK offshore wind suffers as London Array expansion cancelled, Dogger Bank downsized

The UK offshore wind industry has suffered a double blow today as the second phase to the London Array was cancelled and the Dogger Bank wind farm was downsized.

17 February 2014

Growth in Chinese offshore wind market likely to spur cooperation with EU developersp

Factors such as recent policy developments, local stakeholder ambitions and growing project development indicate a shift towards growth in China’s offshore wind market, according to a new report by Quartz+Co and MEC Intelligence.

28 January 2014

Dong Energy and Carbon Trust create offshore wind foundation

Dong Energy and the Carbon Trust have teamed up to create a new offshore wind turbine foundation, with Dong Energy receiving an initial £6m co-funding for the project.

21 January 2014

Forecast offshore wind installation drops from 44GW in 2020 to 27GWp

RWE_offshore_170_170 Forecast offshore wind installation in Europe up to 2020 has dropped from a predicted 44GW of installed capacity only two years ago down to 27GW.

9 January 2014

Swiss utility EWZ acquires stake in 288MW Butendiek North Sea wind farm

siemens_offshore_170_170 Swiss utility EWZ has acquired a stake in the 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

12 December 2013

Dong Energy acquires 580MW offshore wind in UK

Danish energy developer Dong Energy has acquired a 100 per cent stake in the 580MW Race Bank offshore wind project from Centrica.

10 December 2013

EIB loans TenneT €500m

The European Investment Bank will provide a €500m loan to state-owned Dutch grid company TenneT.

5 December 2013

Gemini 600MW offshore wind farm approved in Holland

The 600MW Gemini wind farm located 55 kilometers north of the Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog has been approved.

26 November 2013

RWE shelves 1.2GW Atlantic Array offshore wind project

German-owned renewable energy company RWE Innogy has cancelled its plans to develop the 1.2GW Atlantic Array Project and the Round 3 Bristol Channel Zone, due to 'significant technical challenges specific to the zone', the firm said. The firm specifically identified the substantially deeper waters and adverse seabed conditions as central to its decision to axe the project, which would eventually render it an economically unviable venture.

18 November 2013

Gimv, Belfius to target European renewables as part of €400m infrastructure spendp

European investment firm Gimv and Belgian banking group Belfius have announced plans to invest €400m in infrastructure, which will include renewable energy projects including solar energy, on- and offshore wind farms and thermal energy storage.

10 October 2013

UK Green Investment Bank refinances Masdar’s stake in world’s largest wind farmp

The UK Green Investment Bank has successfully refinanced Masdar’s stake in the world’s largest operational wind farm – the London Array.

3 October 2013

Scottish govt appeals against no-consent ruling for Viking’s 370MW wind

alpha_ventus_170_170 The Scottish government will appeal against a legal ruling that quashed consent for Viking Energy's 370MW wind farm in Shetland.

25 September 2013

Scottish government failed to protect birds with Viking wind approval

A judge at Scotland's Court of Session has ruled that the government did not follow obligations under a European bird directive when it granted approval for Viking Energy's 370MW offshore wind project in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

10 September 2013

Windreich files for insolvency, CEO steps down

German wind farm developer Windreich has filed for insolvency, with the company's chief executive also stepping down.

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