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Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) announced that it had submitted an application to the Scottish Government for consent to develop offshore wind power at three sites within Zone 1 of The Crown Estate’s Third Round of offshore wind licensing. The application for the outer Moray Firth, 22km (13.5 miles) from the Caithness coast has been … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

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Record amount of UK wind energy generated

Highest ever amount of electricity from wind for National Grid. More than 4 gigawatts generated at peak point today .Nearly 11% of supply to National Grid comes from wind power. RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy association, is celebrating new figures from National Grid which show that a record-breaking amount of electricity was generated by … Continue reading Record amount of UK wind energy generated

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UK: Stornoway onshore wind farm given green light

Lewis Wind Power – a joint venture involving Amec, EDF Energy and the Stornoway Trust – had originally wanted to install 42 turbines. Planning consent was granted for a 36-turbine wind farm 1.5km west of Stornoway, Lewis, which will generate 129.6 megawatts electricity (enough to power 60,000 homes). Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said it will … Continue reading UK: Stornoway onshore wind farm given green light

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Wind power can help meet the UK’s climate goals

“With continuing government support, the average wind farm globally may produce power at costs that compete with fossil fuels as soon as 2016,” the report said, adding the generating technology keeps down the costs of reducing emissions and can help meet the 2020 renewable target. Wind power provides an effective way to reduce carbon dioxide … Continue reading Wind power can help meet the UK’s climate goals

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Wind energy study says opponents’ claims are unfounded

The report, from IPPR in association with the leading energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan, concludes there is no technical reason why wind turbines should not be supported. A new study into the efficiency and reliability of wind power has concluded that a campaign against them by Conservative backbenchers and others is not supported by the … Continue reading Wind energy study says opponents’ claims are unfounded

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The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

Drawing on recommendations made by the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce in June this year The Crown Estate is seeking opinion about how best to design and lease future offshore T&D facilities. A large number of T&D initiatives have been formulated by industry as part of the cost reduction pathways study and these have been … Continue reading The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

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Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

EVWIND Iberdrola has already requested permission to work in the expansion, which would be the third wind farm and would achieve the 551 MW, enough to supply 308,000 homes. The Whitelee wind farm, located on the outskirts of Glasgow, was launched in 2009 with 140 wind turbines, which have been subsequently added another 75 wond … Continue reading Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

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Iberdrola Plans To Expand Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

The 215 wind turbines at Whitelee wind farm on Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, can generate 539MW of electricity. Iberdrola is seeking permission from the Scottish government to build five more wind turbines on land in East Ayrshire, to the west of the existing site. It believes the project could involve up to 60 construction jobs. … Continue reading Iberdrola Plans To Expand Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

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New wind farm for Galawhistle with 22 wind turbines

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing gave the go-ahead for the scheme, which lies 7km east of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, and 4km west of Douglas, South Lanarkshire. Planning consent has been granted for a wind farm which will generate 55 megawatts electricity or enough to power 31,311 homes. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has approved the Galawhistle wind … Continue reading New wind farm for Galawhistle with 22 wind turbines

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Pharos Completes Cable Repair On London Array Offshore Wind Farm

Pharos Offshore Group has completed cable repair and burial for the London Array Offshore Wind Farm on a section of damaged subsea export cable. Pharos delivered a work package with the rapid mobilisation of engineering, fabrication and operational teams to locate, recover, re-lay and re-bury the power cable off the Kent coast. The 800mm² HVDC … Continue reading Pharos Completes Cable Repair On London Array Offshore Wind Farm

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Mainstream Renewable applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

A wind power company has submitted a £1.4 billion application to build up to 125 wind turbines off the east coast of Scotland. Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

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Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 and could generate 450MW of electricity, enough to power 325,000 homes. The application is now open to consultation until 10 September. The company said … Continue reading Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

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Government support for the UK geothermal energy falls short of requirements

Despite the relatively low-cost projections of increasing the level of support to five Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) due to the low level of expected generation in the UK, the banding review has decided to leave support levels at two ROCs. This may largely be due to the fact that the UK can benefit from the … Continue reading Government support for the UK geothermal energy falls short of requirements

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Wind farm: UK subsidy cut less severe than feared but future targets in jeopardy

Investors and potential investors in onshore wind energy in the UK can breathe a sigh of relief today after the government agreed to cut subsidies by 10% from April 2013, and not 25% as was previously feared. “Renewable energy will create a multibillion-pound boom for the British economy, driving growth and supporting jobs across the … Continue reading Wind farm: UK subsidy cut less severe than feared but future targets in jeopardy

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Wind Farm: REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply wind turbines contracts

REpower Systems SE has signed projects with an overall capacity of more than 1 GW in the UK following today’s announcement of a further five onshore wind energy contracts. In 2012 alone, the company has signed close to 200 MW in the UK. With a market share of 12 per cent in 2011 REpower is … Continue reading Wind Farm: REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply wind turbines contracts

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