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Posted 03/10/2018
Author Frances Salter
Tags UK, Europe

Equinor’s Stephen Bull on innovation in floating wind, new market opportunities and the future of RenewableUK

Stephen Bull is SVP of Wind and Low Carbon Development at Equinor, the largest energy operator in Norway. The utility develops oil, gas, wind, solar and CO2 projects in more than 30 countries...

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Posted 26/07/2018
Author Frances Salter

Great news for UK offshore wind: but where's the support for onshore?

This week has seen positive news for UK offshore wind, reassuring those who have questioned whether the UK government appreciates wind’s economic potential. So how long will it be before the...

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Posted 02/03/2018
Author Frances Salter
Tags UK, Europe, Policy

What does Brexit mean for the UK wind market?

The UK’s planned exit from the European Union has thrown up serious questions for all parts of the economy, and the wind industry is no exception. Frances Salter looks at some of the upcoming...

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Posted 15/09/2017
Author admin

UK offshore takes fast train after stunning CfD auction

Monday the 11th of September 2017 is set to go down as one of the key dates in the development of renewables in Great Britain. The results of the auction round announced shortly after 7am led to a...

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Posted 26/07/2017
Author admin

UK Government must wake up to Brexit threat to offshore workforce

Guest post by Rob Grimmond, CEO of Offshore Marine Management

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Posted 08/06/2017
Author admin

Dong Energy launches a new battery system

Much of the talk at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 conference in London this week has been about Danish utility’s Dong Energy ‘zero-subsidy’ offshore projects, and how the market should adapt to those.

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Posted 05/06/2017
Author Richard Heap

In London, as in Paris, the show must go on

In November 2015, the WindEurope annual conference took place in Paris three days after terrorists killed 130 people in the city, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre. We wrote at the time that it...

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Posted 05/05/2017
Author admin

A British success story... but how long can it last?

A British success story that deserves to be told.  This is how trade association RenewableUK has defined the extent of the UK’s exports in the wind, wave and tidal sectors.  

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Posted 27/01/2017
Author admin

Offshore wind needs long-term plans in Europe

Last year was a record-breaker in terms of offshore wind investment. This shows that Europe has great potential to remain the global leader in this part of the wind sector.

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Posted 16/01/2017
Author admin

The UK would miss a trick with Ikea

 

Ikea has pledged to be a net exporter of renewable power by 2020, so there is good reason to feel confident that it is serious about investing in wind energy. 

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