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2010-03-25 07:16:00

SHANGHAI, March 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The past ten years has seen the global offshore wind technology developing more maturely. Meanwhile, China, in its early stage, enjoys a large growing room for this market. China's National Energy Administration has stressed in its overall plans for the energy market in 2010 that China must continue to promote the construction of large-scale wind power bases, especially those of offshore wind power. On January 22, 2010, China issued the "Temporary...

2009-10-01 05:00:00

781.5 MW project spans nearly 100,000 acres CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, E.ON Climate and Renewables (EC&R) announced the completion of the world's largest wind farm near Roscoe, Texas. The Roscoe wind complex has an installed capacity of 781.5 megawatts (MW), generating enough electricity to power more than 230,000 homes. "Completing the world's biggest wind farm took more than a billion dollar investment, coordination with more than 300 landowners and...

2009-07-24 12:14:57

Energy officials say the Robin Rigg Wind Farm in Scotland's Solway Firth is set to produce electricity for the country's national grid. Jenny Hogan, a Scottish Renewables senior wind energy officer, said the Robin Rigg farm will represent the first offshore wind farm in Scotland's history when it begins producing electricity in the next few days, The Scotsman reported Friday. Scotland's first commercial offshore wind farm heralds the dawn of a new era in harvesting green energy from our seas,...

2009-06-10 07:00:00

SHANGHAI, June 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ - Shanghai will embrace the "Offshore Wind China 2009" end of June amid wide attention on "new energy", "wind power" and "smart grid". (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/20061108114544-37.jpg ) The conference is organized by Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. As China's first international conference featuring offshore wind power, this conference marks China's wind power...

2009-04-22 23:53:48

The U.S. Interior Department has finalized a framework for the establishment of wind turbines off the Atlantic Coast, the department's head said Wednesday. The White House said renewable energy projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf will enable the country to generate clean energy in an environmentally sound and safe manner. The new framework is designed to enhance the nation's energy security and create the foundation for a new offshore energy sector, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar...

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2009-04-03 12:55:16

Wind farms placed off U.S. coastlines could contribute significantly to meeting the nation's energy needs, says an Interior Department study. Turbines off the Atlantic Coast potentially could produce 1,000 gigawatts of electricity, enough to meet 25 percent of the nation's electrical demands, the study says. Turbines located off the Pacific Coast also hold great potential but would need to be placed in much deeper water than the Atlantic, posing more engineering challenges, the study said....

2009-01-30 14:12:46

Germany's financial crisis has forced several offshore wind parks in the North Sea to be put on hold, government officials said. Some people involved in the wind farm project said they fear could worsen because of the lousy financial markets, Der Spiegel reported Friday. The German Environment Ministry sponsored an Offshore Summit Thursday to address the financial difficulties facing smaller energy companies, resulting in an agreement that the offshore industry would be considered in the...

2008-11-11 09:00:39

Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables have entered into partnership to jointly bid in the third round of offshore wind farm development in the UK. Their common goal is to establish 6,000MW of installed wind power capacity, corresponding to enough clean green energy to power four million homes by 2020. The partnership will take the form of a consortium combining extensive experience of offshore wind power and the financial strength to ensure a strong renewable energy bid. Applications for...

2008-11-04 12:00:21

npower renewables, RWE Innogy's wholly owned UK-based subsidiary, has acquired 50% of the equity in Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited from Scottish and Southern Energy. The development of the Greater Gabbard wind farm, excluding the connection to the electricity grid, is expected to require investment of around GBP1.3 billion. Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited (GGOWL) has all the necessary permits to progress the construction and operation of the wind farm, which when completed,...

2008-10-21 12:00:29

British energy group Centrica has announced that its proposed 250MW offshore wind farm project, off the Lincolnshire coast, has received official consent. The Lincs project would, subject to investment approval, be capable of supplying around 170,000 British Gas customers and delivering CO2 savings of between 300,000 and 710,000 tonnes per annum. Government approval to build the Lincs project, 8km off the coast east of Skegness, follows the submission in 2007 of a detailed application for...


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