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30 December 2011

Supreme Court boost for first US offshore wind farm

USAFlag_170SQ The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has unanimously upheld a long term power purchase agreement between developers of the Cape Wind offshore project and the National Grid.

20 December 2011

Oil and gas expert creates new opportunities with offshore windp

Deploying knowledge from the oil and gas industry in the offshore renewable sector has long been something the industry has aspired to, but the extent of this sharing has so far been limited.

20 December 2011

Renewable energy services company to make strategic acquisitionsp

An energy services company will look to make further acquisitions as it expands into new markets and geographies.

19 December 2011

2011 the ‘best year yet’ for Scottish renewables

There has been a record level of investment into Scotland's renewable energy sector over 2011 with Energy Minister Fergus Ewing stating it has been the best ever year for its development.

19 December 2011

Dong takes stake in Round 3 Hornsea offshore wind projects

Danish utility Dong Energy has acquired a one-third stake in two offshore wind projects in the Hornsea zone from SMart Wind for £15m.

16 December 2011

European utility to commit €7bn into renewable energy

EONWind_170_170 One of the biggest utilities in the world will invest €7bn over the next five years in the renewable energy sector as it moves away from other forms of generation.

15 December 2011

NewNet Investor Profile: Allan Baker, Société Généralep

socgen_baker_170 Opportunities within an increasingly global market, coupled with the emergence of favourable regulatory environments, has seen lending to renewable energy projects come to be viewed as an integral business line for banks such as Société Générale.

14 December 2011

US wind developer in need of investment partnersp

A major US wind developer has said it will cancel its plans as it can not find an investment partner.

13 December 2011

NRG puts offshore wind ‘on hold’ in major setback to US developments

Power generation business NRG Energy has put on hold its development work in offshore wind in a major setback to getting any development in the space in the US off the ground.

6 December 2011

Investors, developers strugggle to find common ground with offshore windp

There remains disconnect in the offshore wind space with developers arguing that banks and project financiers need to understand offshore wind better, while the money men promote that developers need to assess their projects more accurately.

2 December 2011

GE, Göteborg Energi install 4.1MW offshore wind turbine

GE and Göteborg Energi have begun installing the first 4.1MW offshore wind turbine in Gothenburg Harbour in Sweden.

1 December 2011

Crown Estate welcomes Westermost Rough consent

The Crown Estate has welcomed the news from the Department of Energy and Climate Change that it has granted planning consent for the Westermost Rough, Round 2 off the Yorkshire coast in the UK.

30 November 2011

Wind developers sought to invest in Germany’s portsp

The German government has increased its infrastructure budget as it looks to develop its ports for what it predicts will be a massive explosion in the offshore wind sector.

30 November 2011

Institutional investors called on to commit capital to offshore windp

The UK government has called on institutional investors to join the country's 'renewable energy revolution' and invest in offshore wind.

29 November 2011

Offshore wind to employ 300,000 in Europe by 2030, according to EWEAp

Europe’s offshore wind industry will employ 169,000 people by 2020, according to a new report from the European Wind Energy Association, with this figure rising sharply in the following ten years.

29 November 2011

Scotland reveals possible offshore wind development sitesp

Offshore wind developers are set to benefit from new opportunities as the Scottish government unveils its latest set of possible development sites.

29 November 2011

Offshore wind set for massive European growthp

European offshore wind capacity is set to increase 17-fold before 2020 with other technologies also seeing sharp ramp-ups in their deployment, according to a study by the European Environmental Agency.

29 November 2011

Siemens releases 6MW turbine for offshore wind market

Germany-headquartered electronics giant Siemens has unveiled a 6MW wind turbine for the offshore market.

25 November 2011

Mitsubishi begins work on 7MW-plus offshore turbine

Mitsubishi_170SQ Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi has unveiled that it is developing an offshore wind turbine with a minimum generating capacity of 7MW.

25 November 2011

Belfast Harbour selects Farrans to build £50m offshore factory

Belfast Harbour has selected construction company Farrans to build a new £50m terminal for the assembly of offshore wind turbines.

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