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13 June 2012

‘Exciting but challenging’ time for offshore wind: ABBp

The dramatic build out of offshore wind capacity will be one of the most important changes to Europe’s energy mix over the coming years according to ABB’s European head.

13 June 2012

UK on track for offshore wind cost reduction, but more effort neededp

The UK is on-track to reduce the cost of offshore wind power by 30 per cent over the next seven years, according to the latest report from the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force.

13 June 2012

UK wind skills shortage is an industry, not national, problemp

A shortage of qualified professionals in the UK offshore wind sector is a sign of an early-stage industry, rather than poor educational foresight, according to one expert helping to meet this need.

13 June 2012

Denmark to use EU presidency to push forward low carbon energy frameworkp

Denmark will use its position as holding the current European Union presidency to build a low carbon energy framework across Europe, the country’s Energy Minister said today.

13 June 2012

Renewable energy developer aims to build ties with corporatesp

A major renewable energy developer told NewNet it was looking to build relationships with corporate investors as it forges ahead with plans to increase its engineering and development presence in the sector.

13 June 2012

Iberdrola begins work on €1.6bn offshore wind project

Spanish cleantech company Iberdrola has commenced engineering work on a €1.6bn, 400MW offshore wind project in the German North Sea.

13 June 2012

Xodus studies effect of offshore wind on marine environment

Global energy consultancy the Xodus Group has invested £100,000 into new research to examine the interaction between renewables and the marine environment.

12 June 2012

Could the UK’s offshore wind sector employ 170,000 by 2030?p

The UK’s offshore wind sector could support 173,000 jobs by 2030, according to a new study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, but the figure seems ambitious when compared with today’s level.

12 June 2012

In pictures: Siemens unveils world’s largest wind turbine

E Siemens has released the first images of its initial batch of blades designed for its 6MW offshore wind turbine.

7 June 2012

Dong, Centrica consortium secure £425m for offshore wind farm

Lincs Wind Farm, a joint venture between Centrica, Dong and Siemens, has secured £425m for the development of a 270MW offshore wind facility in the UK.

5 June 2012

UK North East city looks to position itself as offshore cleantech hubp

Sunderland_170SQ1 The City of Sunderland in North East England is looking to position itself as hub for offshore renewable development, with plans to utilise the extensive port infrastructure to encourage development.

30 May 2012

UK can go beyond 2020 targets for offshore wind: Crown Estatep

The UK can deliver a greater amount of offshore wind capacity than is currently in the government’s roadmap, according to head of offshore wind at the Crown Estate Huun den Rooijen.

30 May 2012

RWE reduces UK offshore wind plan due to visual impact

German wind energy developer RWE has announced plans to scale back the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm, which is due to be located in the Bristol Channel.

29 May 2012

Riverstone completes sale of Seajacks to Marubeni, INCJ

offshorewind170SQ Private equity firm Riverstone has completed the sale of portfolio company Seajacks to Marubeni and Innovation Network of Japan.

28 May 2012

Narec seeks partners for 100MW offshore wind demo sitep

narec2_170_170 The UK’s National Renewable Energy Centre has launched a procurement process as it seeks to identify partners for the build out of the 100MW Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration site.

24 May 2012

Project finance opportunities ‘immense’ in offshore wind: S&Pp

The investment opportunities in the offshore wind sector are ‘immense’ even though utility balance sheets and state lending organisations are not providing enough funding for European targets to be met, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.

23 May 2012

Salmond calls on oil and gas sector to support renewablesp

salmond_230512_170 Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to renewable energy and called for a transfer of skills from the oil and gas industry to the low carbon sector.

22 May 2012

RWE says German offshore wind target not attainable

Wind energy company RWE has questioned Germany’s ambition of adding 10GW of offshore wind power to the country’s generating network by 2020.

17 May 2012

SSE reveals additional 570MW of renewable energy over past year

UK utility Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) added 570MW of additional renewable energy capacity over the financial year ending 31 March.

16 May 2012

Big is beautiful in offshore wind, Dong tells NewNetp

A consistent pipeline of European offshore wind projects is helping large players to bring the cost down, Bent Christensen of Dong Energy told NewNet, but he warned the industry still faces major challenges.

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