Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm is now fully operational and generating clean, renewable energy to Britain’s power grid, SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies have announced. Seagreen, located 27km off the Angus coast in the North Sea’s Firth of Forth, is now Scotland’s largest wind farm as well as the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind […]

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The development of offshore renewable energy in Europe yields ambiguous results, the European Court of Auditors warns in a new report. EU action and money have contributed to the development of ‘blue energy’ in pursuit of the bloc’s climate and energy objectives. But the EU may fall short of its ambitions, the auditors say, while […]

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Offshore construction has officially started at RWE’s 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, to install essential subsea cable infrastructure from the UK’s north east coast to the wind farm site on Dogger Bank, in the central North Sea. Cable contractor Prysmian’s high-tech Leonardo da Vinci vessel will lay the first section of high voltage direct current […]

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Plans for a massive wind farm project off the Norfolk coast have been dramatically halted in a major blow for the county’s burgeoning energy industry. Swedish company Vattenfall announced that it had halted plans for its Norfolk Boreas project. The company said costs for the scheme had soared by 40pc due to inflation and it […]

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The Crown Estate has today announced an increased investment of £2 million in ECOWind – a four-year research programme led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) that brings together experts from science, policy and industry to understand how offshore wind affects ecosystems, species and habitats. The additional funds will be used to bring forward […]

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