Research opportunity – Environmental effects of offshore wind The go-ahead for an offshore windfarm (the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, EOWDC) off Aberdeen has recently been announced https://corporate.vattenfall.co.uk/projects/wind-energy-projects/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre/ The EOWDC project plan includes a budget of €3million, part funded by the EU, for research on the environmental effects of windfarm development and operation – with […]

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Scottish Legal News: RSPB wins legal challenge to put four Scottish wind farms on hold A bird conservation charity has successfully challenged plans to develop four offshore wind farms in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the decisions by the Scottish Ministers to grant consent for the construction […]

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Offshore Renewables Innovation: Two major projects, floating turbine and WaveRoller – note the involvement of the European Investment Bank in the later! Giant 5MW Hitachi turbine becomes third floating turbine to be deployed as part of Fukushima FORWARD project One of the world’s largest floating offshore wind turbines set sail earlier this week from Osaka […]

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Dong Energy Investment report   The investment is delivering significant benefits to the local economy across the region especially in the Liverpool region, Cumbria and Northern Ireland, creating jobs and helping local supply chain businesses to grow. With four offshore wind farms already operation off the North West coastline, DONG Energy is currently constructing two more […]

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Changes in fishing practices around the UK as a result of the development of offshore windfarms – Phase 1 New research report available from The Crown Estate This report may be downloaded from The Crown Estate website at: http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-and-infrastructure/research/energy-research/reports/ Summary A new report, ‘Changes to fishing practices around the UK as a result of the […]

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Guardian: ‘Dong Energy makes final investment decision on 1.2-gigawatt project that will power more than a million UK homes. The UK wind energy industry received a boost with the announcement of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm, is to be built off the north-east coast. Dong Energy said its multi-billion pound Hornsea project, which is expected […]

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Energy & Environment management ‘The European Investment Bank has announced today (30 October 2015) that it is to provide £225 million (EUR314 million) to help fund the 336MW Galloper Wind Farm in the North Sea east of Felixstowe. The European investment is part of a £1.37 billion (EUR1.9 billion) debt financing deal with 12 commercial […]

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