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2008-08-30 18:00:30

BRITAIN'S first offshore wind farm - located half a mile off the Northumberland coastline - should soon be producing energy again after standing idle for more than two years. Green power company E.ON is on the verge of completing the installation of a new armoured cable which will allow the blades on the two turbines off Blyth to start turning again for the first time since early 2006. The turbines - erected at a cost of pounds 4m in 2000 - have been out of action since the undersea power...

2008-08-30 09:00:57

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot Researchers studying a potential offshore wind farm on the Virginia coast have reached the halfway point of their work but already have come to a solid conclusion: The clean-energy project is realistic and doable. "We're not seeing any show-stoppers," said Larry Atkinson, an oceanographer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. While plenty of environmental and logistical questions remain, including potential conflicts with the...

2008-08-28 00:00:34

Flexibility and capacity are the two fundamental issues which need to be addressed in order for renewable energy targets to be achieved. That's the view of experts in the field based in the eastern region of Carter Jonas. Andrew Watkin, who heads the Carter Jonas Energy Team, was among those who attended the recent East of England Energy group conference in Newmarket. Mr Watkin, broadly welcomed the Prime Minister's recent statement on wind power expansion in the UK but believes...

2008-08-14 12:00:49

Siemens Energy has won a contract from engineering major Fluor to connect the 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm to the British power grid. The value of the order is approximately E84 million. Siemens will also supply 140 wind turbines for this project, which will be constructed 25km off the coast of Suffolk in the UK. The wind farm will be commissioned in two phases, with the entire construction scheduled to be completed in 2011. The Greater Gabbard project is owned by Airtricity,...

2008-07-28 06:01:14

By Dani Webb PLANS for a controversial five-turbine wind farm have been submitted by developers. Broadview Energy?s planning application for the turbines on farmland between Hilton and Seamer, near Stockton, will be considered next month by Stockton and Hambleton councils. The proposal has been met by protests from residents, who have the backing of local MPs, Labour?s Dari Taylor and Conservative William Hague. It follows last month?s publication of the Government?s Renewable Energy...

2008-07-28 03:00:35

ONE of the UK's leading renewable generators has joined with a Danish utility company to buy out Shell's stake in the London Array offshore wind farm. The buyout by E.on and DONG Energy for an undisclosed sum will see the two companies become 50/50 partners in the project, which when built could generate enough power to supply a quarter of Greater London homes. Dr Paul Golby, chief executive of E.on UK, said: "We're pleased that, together with DONG Energy, we've been able to secure the...

2008-07-23 00:00:42

The race to harness Britain's coastal wind energy could generate 30,000 jobs, the Government says. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks said yesterday that expansion in offshore wind power could cause a surge in employment and attract Pounds 3bn of investment to the North East alone. The region's manufacturing expertise could be utilised. Mr Wicks was speaking at the New and Renewable Energy Centre at Blyth, Northumberland. He opened the site where Calif-ornian energy giant Clipper Wind is to...

2008-07-22 12:01:02

By DAVID LEASK SCOTLAND yesterday staked its claim as Europe's green energy powerhouse as ministers approved plans for the continent's biggest onshore wind farm. First Minister Alex Salmond said the GBP600m Clyde project - which will be capable of generating twice as much power as the current record holder in Spain - marked a "significant milestone" in meeting the nation's ambitious renewables targets. The development will see 152 turbines straddle hillsides on either side of the M74...

2008-07-22 06:00:41

By From news reports The German utility E.ON and Dong Energy of Denmark said Monday that they had agreed to buy Royal Dutch Shell's stake in London Array, one of the world's largest planned wind farms, averting the threat of the project being cancelled. Dong and E.ON, which already each own a third of the 1,000- megawatt project, said they would buy Shell's one-third share for an undisclosed sum. The two partners will raise their holdings in the offshore wind venture to 50 percent each,...

2008-07-22 03:00:38

Scottish and Southern Energy has been granted consent by Scottish ministers to develop the Clyde wind farm with a total capacity of up to 456MW in southern Scotland. The wind farm will be built in two phases and, on completion is expected to be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe. The Clyde wind farm is located between Biggar and Moffat. It became part of Scottish and Southern Energy's (SSE) development portfolio when it acquired Airtricity in early 2008. The Scottish ministers'...


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