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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...

2008-10-09 03:00:33

E.ON has placed an order with Siemens Energy for the supply of 90 wind turbines for the Rodsand-II offshore wind farm south of the Danish island of Lolland in the Baltic Sea. The new project will have an installed capacity of 207MW. The 90 turbines with a rotor diameter of 93m and a capacity of 2.3MW each will be installed in 2010. The order includes a two-year service contract and is worth approximately E275 million. The new project will be located 3km to the west from the existing...

2008-10-07 12:00:46

By TIM SHARP AMEC has sold its wind energy arm to Sweden's Vattenfall for GBP126.6m Vattenfall, Europe's fifthlargest electricity producer, said the purchase would expand its presence in the UK market and said it and AMEC have also entered into a strategic alliance to pursue lowcarbon energy projects. The move comes just six months after the Scottish Government turned down an application by Lewis Wind Power, a consortium of AMEC and British Energy, to build a wind farm in the Hebrides...

2008-10-07 06:00:40

Despite being clean, green, and supported by policy makers, according to a report released today by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little, offshore wind faces significant barriers to cementing its position as a key component of Europe's future renewable energy mix. The new study, "All at sea," suggests that despite strong progress to date, supply constraints, logistical difficulties, and technical barriers could lead to stalled expansion in the sector, with wide-reaching implications...

2008-10-03 18:00:28

By Dan Warburton THE QUEEN is buying one of the world's biggest wind turbines, being built by engineers in the North East. They are currently constructing the structure at the Clipper Centre of Excellence for Offshore Wind in Blyth, Northumberland. It is hoped the 100-metre turbine will supply 7.5 megawatts of power to the national grid when it is installed. Just 20 of the huge machines could produce enough power for the whole of Newcastle. An exact location for the structure has not...

2008-10-01 00:14:10

Not True: I am puzzled by the repeated assertions by anti-wind turbine campaigners that wind farm developers get government subsidies (Peter H Johnson, Letters, July 29 ). This is simply not true as there are no subsidies for commercial onshore wind developments. It is possible that campaigners are deliberately confusing things with the Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme, which is not by any stretch of the imagination either a grant or a subsidy from the Government, but a...

2008-09-19 00:00:26

By David Wilcock The South West will miss its renewable energy targets unless there is a "massive" and speedy change in the attitude of the Government and councils, according to a new report. A target of having 15 per cent of energy used in the region sourced from renewable sources by 2020 has been set by the Government and the European Union. However, a report from green energy agency Regen SW says without drastic changes, the South West will achieve a target of "less than 5 per cent"....

2008-09-10 00:00:00

I think Philip Bramey ought to look at a few hard facts about renewable energy ("Wave hub is better bet than wind farm", August 26) before dismissing wind power in favour of wave and tidal, then perhaps his blood pressure might subside a bit! Every source of energy, conventional or renewable, has its good and bad points. It is perfectly true that wind is intermittent and typically delivers a load factor of around 30 per cent. However, the overall annual output of a professionally-sited...

2008-09-08 06:00:20

By Rosemary Gallagher ENERGY firm ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has set an ambitious new target for wind-farm development by revealing that it wants to increase capacity by 80 per cent. It was previously committed to producing 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2010 but has raised that to 1,800MW by 2012. As the majority of its wind farms are in Scotland, the firm says this will help the Scottish Government achieve its aim of generating 31 per cent of the country's electricity...


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