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Low carbon electricity system achievable without controversial technologies, says report

New analysis (14 June) builds a case that the UK can further slash the carbon emissions from its electricity system by relying almost entirely on new …

From Oxfordshire lab to the North Sea: next-generation wind turbine foundations are being deployed at Borkum Riffgrund 2

The Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm, for which construction has begun in the German North Sea, will have 56 8MW turbines, including 20 next-generation …

Report makes case for keeping UK’s onshore wind turbines going as they approach end-of-life

A new report suggests repowering onshore wind farms could "cut carbon, reduce bills and support local communities" …

Motherships, robots and 40-rotor turbines – how offshore wind could look by 2050

A portrait of the future of offshore wind has been offered by ORE Catapult, an innovation centre for offshore renewable energy set up by the UK government in …

Firm wins contract to provide control centre for Mexican wind farm

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced on 26 February that it has been awarded a …

Union calls for stronger legal provisions for wind farm working after a worker dies in Scotland snows.

Unite calls on HSE to act now to stiffen the laws governing the construction and maintenance of windfarms after a worker dies in Scotland snows …

£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

Scottish Government funding puts Fife at heart of offshore wind development A flagship technology innovation and research centre has announced a £920,000 …

A fair wind for rural residents as island community looks forward to 24/7 electricity provision

It may be better known for woolly sweaters than renewable energy, but the most remote inhabited island in the UK is to finally receive round-the-clock …

Conference presentations point to LiDAR’s growing preeminence in offshore wind measurement

Wind measurement experts gathered in London in June concluded that LiDAR technology had over the years fully proven its ability to provide wind measurements as …

Successful projects announced for €3m research programme looking at offshore wind impacts

Wind power developer Vattenfall has awarded €3million of research funding to projects that promise to offer insight into the socio-economic impact of …

Fife students reach new heights with virtual reality training for offshore wind turbine technicians

An ‘Immersive Hybrid Reality’ (iHR) laboratory, providing ultra-realistic training environments for offshore wind turbine technicians, was unveiled on 15 …

Modular system cuts cost of deep offshore wind

A seemingly revolutionary approach to offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance could cut the cost of energy from future deepwater sites by around 9%. …

IoT sensor offers cost and power-thrifty alternative in condition monitoring

A radical new IoT sensor technology from Scottish startup Sensor Works appears to offer a low-power, cost-effective alternative to existing condition …

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA report

Increasing use of renewables is translating directly into cuts in fossil fuel consumption in Europe, according to a report released on 4 April by the European …

UK oil and gas sector urged to take advantage of £210bn renewables boom

ORE Catapult highlights opportunities to unlock high growth potential of oil and gas sector suppliers Britain’s world-leading experience in oil and gas could …

Setting the scene for a US offshore wind boom?

Early September appeared to mark important milestones for US adoption of offshore wind as an energy source, with the appearance of the first such wind farm, …

Community energy retains overwhelming backing of uk public, and increased support among Conservative voters, survey finds

An overwhelming majority of the public would support local renewable energy projects, including wind turbines, if they were owned and controlled by the …

Orkney energy scheme receives £1.2m boost

Smart control technology links turbines to home heating systems Residents in the Orkney Islands are to benefit from a new smart-control energy system linking …

Work starts on first UK offshore wind tower factory

Argyll, Scotland, gets £27m South Korean investment Work on the UK’s first offshore wind tower factory officially started in Argyll on 7 July at a …

Brexit shouldn’t get in way of realising new vision for Scottish renewables industry

In his opening remarks to the Scottish Renewables’ Onshore Wind Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday 29 June, its chief executive Niall Stuart said: “The …

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