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RenewableUK will be making its members aware of the report and making sure they also contribute to the project

New initiative to prove marine energy's potential

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and RenewableUK have launched a new project to show how wave and tidal technologies can meet new technology tests.

Companies are under increasing pressure to disclose by investors worried that the next financial crash could be climate-related

KPMG: Three quarters of businesses not acknowledging climate-related risks

Despite investors ramping up the pressure on the corporate disclosure of climate-related risks, nearly three quarters of large and mid-cap companies don't acknowledge the financial risks of climate change in their annual financial reports.

As well as backing the world’s largest offshore windfarm, DONG Energy has recently moved to capture the benefits of energy storage

DONG's name switch highlights renewable energy transition

DONG Energy is acknowledging the ongoing decarbonisation shift in the energy sector by calling on shareholders to approve a change of company name to Ørsted.

The Burbo Bank offshore windfarm has been fully operational since 2007, and has recently started using the planet's biggest and most powerful wind turbines to generate electricity

ABB to deliver battery storage system for Burbo Bank windfarm

Industrial automation specialist ABB will provide a 2MW battery storage system to support the use of renewable energy at the 90MW Burbo Bank offshore windfarm near Liverpool, in the first deal of its kind in the UK.

BNEF found that solar will account for 48% of the world’s installed capacity and 34% of electricity generation by 2040

'Unstoppable' renewables to reach new heights as costs tumble, report finds

Renewable energy sources will account for around three quarters of the expected $10trn global investment into power generating technologies between now and 2040, a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has claimed.

In practice: Costa's new low-carbon coffee roastery

What makes Costa Coffee’s new £38m roastery in Basildon "one of the most sustainable buildings in the world"? This free case study provides an overview of all the low-carbon and resource-efficient features of the retailer's flagship sustainability project.

Hurd  repeated the reassurance that the government’s main objective in the privatisation process is to “ensure that any sale protects the Green Investment Bank's (GIB) green values

Minister responds to fears over GIB restructuring

Business and energy minister Nick Hurd has written to the head of the Environmental Audit Committee to respond to concerns over the restructuring of the Green Investment Bank ahead of its sale.

Despite Europe’s installed wind power capacity now standing at 153.7GW, it is still a relatively small fraction of the region’s 918.8GW of total power capacity

Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016

Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe's electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent's rapid shift away from fossil fuels.

Heathrow Airport's chief executive John Holland-Kaye gave this speech on day two of edie’s Sustainability Leaders Forum

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye speech: 'Airport expansion a model for sustainable growth'

Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye took to the stage at edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum this week to announce that all of the Airport's energy usage will be generated from renewable sources within the next few months, ahead of its controversial expansion. Here's a full transcript of his speech.

The thinktank’s analysis found that high carbon infrastructure, which it defines as fossil fuel power stations, airports and road building, was faring little better

Renewables investment in UK will fall 95% over next three years - study

Investment in windfarms will fall off a "cliff edge" over the next three years and put the UK's greenhouse gas reduction targets at risk, according to a new analysis.

KPS claims that its kite power technology can transform the global offshore wind market due to the cheap manufacturing costs, which can reduce capex by as much as 50%

Energy giants throw financial weight behind Britain's kite energy aspirations

Three major energy firms, including E.ON and Shell, have secured a £5m investment into an innovative British company that aims to deploy the country's first high-altitude wind facility.

The record of 10,104MW was achieved between 2pm and 2.30pm on Wednesday as wind farms delivered 23% of Britain's total electricity demand for the day

Christmas bonus for clean energy as wind power breaks 10,000MW record

A new record output for UK wind farms was reached yesterday (7 December), with more than 10,000MW of electricity generated by wind turbines for the first time.

Speaking at an event in Frankfurt, Carbon Trust chief executive Tom Delay suggested that current markets aren’t acting as a catalyst for low-carbon deployment

New business models required to move away from resource inefficiency, says Carbon Trust chief

Businesses must capitalise on the positive momentum of the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change by introducing new business models that place low-carbon energy and resource efficiency at the heart of operations.

The first energy has been generated with a Contracts for Difference (CfD) subsidy at the Charity Farm solar project in Shropshire

Renewable energy developers pass Contracts for Difference subsidy milestone

The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) has confirmed that all 39 Contracts for Difference (CfD) renewable projects in the UK have past their delivery milestone requirements as part of the second round of CfD funding.

RSPB has welcomed this willingness to explore less conventional renewable energy projects, claiming that it would support projects that will have less of an impact on marine wildlife

RSPB calls on UK Government to commit to offshore renewable energy projects

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has called on the UK Government to renew its commitment to supporting renewables, with an emphasis on "deep water" energy, on the same day that a consultation on renewable energy support closes.

UK National Grid data revealed that 2015 was a record-breaking year for wind energy generation

Low costs will see global wind capacity nearly double in next five years

Global wind power installations will nearly double in the next five years as prices continue to fall and countries develop renewable energy to comply with emissions reduction targets, according to research published in Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) flagship publication.

Improving the grid infrastructure in the Orkney Islands could increase revenue from existing wind developments by £2.7m a year

Harnessing renewables could provide £725m windfall for Scottish islands

A cluster of Scottish islands including the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland could receive a £725m economic boost if they were converted into renewable outposts, a new independent report has found.

The Hornsea Project One will be located around 120km off the Yorkshire coast, and span more than 407km square

Green light for world's largest offshore wind farm

The world's largest offshore wind farm is to be built 75 miles off the coast of Yorkshire, after Dong Energy made a final investment decision on Hornsea Project One.

RWE plans to float 10% of shares in its renewables business

RWE to expand into large-scale solar

German energy firm RWE, one of the world's largest operators of offshore wind farms, has announced plans to expand into new markets, including large-scale solar PV.

Dong Energy has already spent £6bn developing windfarms in Britain

Major offshore wind operator plans £6bn UK investment by 2020

Dong Energy, the biggest operator of offshore windfarms in Britain, has said it plans to spend a further £6bn in the UK by 2020, convinced that the government is serious about supporting wind power.

This week the Republican frontrunner's appeal was dismissed by judges in London

Donald Trump loses legal case to block Scottish windfarm

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has had plans to stop the construction of a wind farm near his golf resort in Aberdeen rejected by Britain's Supreme Court judges, an outcome that the Trump Organisation has branded as "small-minded and parochial".

The bank has so far invested in projects ranging from an offshore wind farm off the Brighton coast to the installation of 10,000 LED streetlights in Glasgow

GIB backs £10bn green projects in three years

In the last three years, the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has committed £2.3 billion to 58 green infrastructure projects with a total value of £10.1 billion, making it the most active investor in the UK's renewable energy and energy efficiency industries.

The new business expands the conglomerate's reach in Latin America, and Europe, where its installed base is expected to grow by 50%

GE launches 30,000-turbine renewable energy business

American conglomerate General Electric (GE) has launched a new renewable energy business after acquiring France-based Alstom's power and grid businesses for €12.35bn earlier this month.

The Aiming High report suggests that wind power has the potential to exceed gas and other forms of energy within the next decade

Wind energy set to be Europe's largest power source by 2030

Wind energy could be the largest power supply source in the EU by 2030 as long as governments drive ambition in climate and energy policies, according to a new European Wind Energy Association report.

The newest wind farms are reportedly already operating at load factors of up to 50%

Offshore wind could supply one third of UK electricity by 2030

The UK could get more than a third of its electricity demand from offshore wind by 2030 while also supporting 50,000 skilled jobs, a new Offshore Wind Vision document has found.

Scotland is on course to generate the equivalent of 87% of its annual demand for power from renewables by 2020

Scotland struggling to reach 100% renewable electricity target

A new report has predicted that Scotland will miss its 100% renewable electricity target for 2020, unless further investment in onshore and offshore wind is supported.

Floating offshore differs from conventional offshore wind farms by using turbines attached to the seabed by a three-point mooring spread

Scotland set for world's largest floating offshore wind farm

The Scottish Government has granted consent for the world's largest floating offshore wind farm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead.

Walney Extension will eclipse the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm also commissioned by DONG Energy in 2014

World's biggest offshore wind farm confirmed for Cumbria

Permission has been granted today (29 October) to put steel in water for what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria.

Leadsom said DECC would be making policy announcements with the

DECC: UK is still attractive place to invest in energy

The UK energy market is still an attractive and stable market to invest in, according to Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom.

The UK has managed to increase its renewable capacity by threefold over the last five years to 28.4GW

Renewables lowered electricity costs by £1.5bn in 2014, report finds

A new report has revealed that renewable energy in the form of wind and solar photovoltaics reduced the wholesale annual cost of electricity by £1.55bn.

Javid said the change would allow the bank to borrow and raise capital without it affecting public sector net debt

Green Investment Bank steps closer to privatisation

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed plans to remove ministerial powers over the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in a major step forward towards the bank's controversial privatisation.

The National Grid is assuming net interconnector imports of 1.1GW  from Europe

National Grid: Interconnectors vital to UK energy stability

Interconnectors will play an increasingly important role for the National Grid as it strives to 'keep the lights on' this winter, according to the company's new Winter Outlook report.

The second close of the Offshore Wind Fund brings the total committed capital to £818m - nearing the £1bn target

GIB raises £355m for world's first offshore wind fund

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has raised £355m in the second tranche of investment for its Offshore Wind Fund, bringing the total value to more than £818m.

Electricity generated from the Borkum Riffgrund project will be fed into the German grid

Lego and Dong inaugurate giant offshore wind farm

A 78-turbine, 312MW offshore wind project part-owned by Lego and Dong energy has been officially inaugurated in Germany today (9 October).

The total capacity of Britain's wind energy systems now stands at just north of 13GW

Wind energy generates £1.25bn for UK economy, provides 30,000 jobs

Wind energy drove £1.25bn of investment into Britain's economy last year, with the industry now employing 30,500 people, according to a new report from RenewableUK.

Royd Moor windfarm in Yorkshire - the prime region for a low-carbon industrial zone, according to TUC

UK energy policy threatening Northern Powerhouse, say trade unions

Yorkshire and the Humber has the opportunity to become Europe's leading low-carbon industrial zone, but punitive Government policy is putting that potential at risk, according to a new report from the national trade union.

Shell finally received permission from the US Government to drill in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012, back in August

Shell pulls plug on arctic drilling in "unmitigated defeat" for big oil

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has ceased its Arctic oil and gas operations off the coast of Alaska, citing disappointing test results and a "challenging" regulatory environment.

It marks the first time that renewables have outperformed coal over an entire quarter, and the first time that renewables have met more than quarter of the country's electricity demand

Renewables outshine coal in UK energy mix

Renewables provided 25.3% of the UK's electricity in the second quarter, while coal accounted for 20.5%, according to Government figures released today (24 September).

The report calls for a 47% increase on the amount of onshore wind already installed or consented and a 270% increase in offshore wind capacity.

Report: Britain can get 85% of energy from renewables by 2030

Britain could get 85% of its energy - not just electricity - from renewables by 2030, a new Greenpeace-sponsored report has found.

Researchers behind the FloWave project say it will enable  developers to test their technology without having to pay for expensive offshore trials

VIDEO: Scientists recreate Scotland's' seas to test wave energy technology

A ground-breaking wave pool at the University of Edinburgh claims to be the first ever testing-facility to recreate both the wave and tidal movement of Scotland's seas.

The 970MW Navitus Bay project was due to be built in the English Channel

Government rejects Navitus Bay offshore wind farm

The renewable energy industry was dealt yet another blow today (9 September) as the Conservatives have rejected proposals for a £3.5bn windfarm off the south coast of England.

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

As we edge closer to the climate conference in Paris, this week saw a clash of horns over the energy we use. But that hasn't stopped some truly innovative green developments popping up across the globe, from Delhi to... Barnsley.

The think-tank said that replacing 1GW of onshore wind with the equivalent amount of power from offshore wind would increase the cost to consumers by £75-90 million each year

Policy Exchange: Onshore wind could be as cheap as gas by 2020

Onshore wind could be cost-competitive with new gas generation by 2020 but needs continued Government support to get there, a new report from centre-right think-tank Policy Exchange has found.

One of the major policies listed in the report was to nationalise Grangemouth refinery

Scottish green energy transition could create 44,000 new jobs

Rebuilding Scotland's energy sector around green technology could generate 44,000 additional jobs compared to the current oil-and-gas status quo.

The Hornsea Zone projects have the potential to provide enough electricity to meet approximately 4% of all electricity demand in the UK and power three million homes.

DONG Energy acquires 3GW Hornsea Zone

DONG Energy has acquired the Hornsea Zone, an offshore wind development with the potential to develop around 3GW of capacity, and its remaining projects.

Shell will begin drilling operations near the coast of Alaska

Shell given final go-ahead for Arctic oil drilling

Shell has received final permission from the US Government to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012.

The UK’s installed capacity of solar energy reached 7.7GW, as well as reaching 13.4GW of wind energy

EU's five biggest energy markets add 8GW to wind and solar capacity

Europe's five biggest energy markets have added 8GW of wind and solar capacity in the first half of 2015, a new report has found.

The D78 blade was designed by UK firm Blade Dynamics

NASA-built turbine blade to slice cost of wind energy

The world's first modular offshore wind turbine blade is being shipped to the UK from a NASA facility in New Orleans.

Renewable electricity overtook natural gas to become the second largest source of global electricity

Renewable energy becomes second largest source of global electricity

Renewable electricity generation outpaced natural gas this month to become the second largest source of electricity worldwide, according to the International Energy Agency.

What a floating offshore wind project could look like, courtesy of Swedish developer Hexicon

France sets sights on first ever floating wind farm

The French Government has launched a tender asking for companies to submit plans to build the world's first floating wind farm.

Forewind said it was shelving the 2.4GW Dogger Bank Teesside C and D plans in order to focus on the first four projects

Dogger Bank: Plans for 2.4GW of offshore wind capacity scrapped

The giant Dogger Bank offshore wind project - scheduled to consist of six individual wind farms - will not be fully built, it has been confirmed today (7 August).

The Government says the project could supply enough green electricity to power 1.8 million UK homes

Government green-lights giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has granted planning permission for the construction of a giant offshore windfarm off the North East coast of England.

The wind farm will provide 30MW energy capacity to the state of Rhode Island

US begins construction of landmark offshore wind farm on Atlantic coast

The US has put steel in the water for what will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island.

The tidal research aims study problems of ocean turbulence

British and Canadian firms join forces for tidal energy research

Five British firms have received grant funding from Innovate UK to develop tidal energy with Canadian businesses and universities.

The Conservative UK government has announced a withdrawal of support for onshore windfarms. Denmark's windfarms have strong government backing

Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand

Will Osborne deliver the green budget the industry wants?

Summer Budget: 8 things green business wants to see

Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his second Budget in four months on Wednesday, and the first all-Conservative budget in nearly 20 years.

Total renewable generation for the three months stood at 21.1TWh -  a 15% year-on-year increase

UK renewables reach record heights in first quarter

Renewable sources provided a record 22.3% of the UK's electricity in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to a boom in biomass production and large-scale solar installations.

85% of edie readers responded to our survey suggesting they are in favour of subsidies for nuclear energy

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

This week has produced some surprising numbers, from edie readers' views on nuclear power to the Government's planned part-privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.

Wind energy generation was up in Scotland, but ministers say the cut to wind subsidies threatens development

Scottish wind generation hits record levels in first quarter

Scottish wind power generated a record 4,452GWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2015, enough to power almost a million Scottish homes for a year, according to figures published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Amber Rudd praised the progress offshore wind had made but said costs would have to come down

Amber Rudd warns of 'progressive reductions' to offshore wind subsidies

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has warned that subsidies for offshore wind will need to be "progressively reduced" in order to keep the public on board with the UK's decarbonisation goals.

The Green Investment Bank has invested more than £2bn to green projects around the UK

Green Investment Bank makes landmark investment in heat recovery project

The UK Government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) has made its 50th investment in green infrastructure projects today (24 June), three years after its launch.

There are now 1,452 operational offshore turbines in the UK, with a capacity of 5.054 GW

UK offshore wind breezes past 5GW milestone

The UK's offshore wind capacity has passed 5GW for the first time, with the official inauguration of the Gwynt y Mor wind farm off the coast of North Wales.

East Anglia ONE is expected to deliver enough clean power for half a million homes

Major offshore wind power deal struck for East Anglia ONE

The biggest ever deal for a consented project in the UK's wind energy sector has been agreed for what will be one of the world's largest wind farms when it's built off the Suffolk coast.

Waves hit the coast at Sennen Cove, Cornwall. Commercial-scale marine energy projects could be live in the region by 2025

Marine renewables roadmap launched for Cornwall

The commercialisation of marine energy generation in the UK has been made clearer with the development of a 'renewables roadmap' for the Cornish peninsula region.

One million E.ON customers have signed up to the Saving Energy Toolkit

One million E.ON customers analysing their energy use

More than one million UK customers have now signed up for E.ON'S web-based Saving Energy Toolkit.

Developers can either use the library of data already included in the tool or input their own data to run scenarios to predict how their innovation will impact the overall cost of energy

New online tool to boost innovation in the wind sector

A free online tool has been launched to allow the wind industry to predict how technology upgrades could affect the cost of the electricity they can produce.

The 400MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm will be built eight miles off the Brighton coast, between Peacehaven and Worthing

Green bank kick-starts Rampion south coast wind farm

The UK Green Investment Bank has today (18 May) taken a £236m stake in in the first offshore wind farm off the south coast of England, in a joint venture with energy giant E.ON.

New Energy Solutions will use Statoil's existing offshore wind portfolio as a starting point to constitute its activities in the renewables space

Fossil fuel giant sets up renewable energy division

Norway's biggest oil producer is establishing a new business encompassing renewable energy and other low-carbon energy solutions.

The UK will add 801 MW in 2015, a 1.5% drop from 2014

UK to lose offshore wind top spot to Germany

Germany will install more than 2,000 MW of offshore wind capacity in 2015, taking the UK's crown as the global installation leader.

Employment in renewable energy increased by 9% across all sectors in 2013/14

Green energy jobs grow 7 times faster than national average

Employment in renewable energy increased by 9% across all sectors last year, with biomass heating emerging as the best-performing sector in terms of recruitment.

PD 6900 will identify best practice as well as higlighting unnecessary processes that can be avoided

Big boost for offshore renewables with new environmental standards

A new guide for measuring the environmental impact of offshore renewables has been published today by Innovate UK and the BSI (British Standards Institution).

The first quarter of 2015 sent mixed messages according to Clean Energy Pipeline

Clean energy investment drops in first quarter

Global investment in clean energy fell 5% in the first quarter of 2014, according to figures released on Tuesday by financial services firm Clean Energy Pipeline.

Government policy was also singled out by a fifth of respondents as being the biggest challenge to the burgeoning industry

Offshore renewables: Political uncertainty jeopardises UK's global lead

The UK offshore renewable sector is at risk of losing its leading global position due to a lack of funding and Government policy, a new survey of industry experts has revealed.

The GIB is investing £200m in the fund, along with investments from UK-based pension funds and a

GIB launches world's first offshore-wind fund

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has raised £463m to start the world's first offshore-wind fund.

The €6m project is aiming to establish a new generation of cost-competitive wave power for off-grid and utility-scale energy generation

Human heartbeat could shake-up wave power generation

A new technology inspired by the human body may have the ability to revolutionise the wave power sector, according to test results revealed on Friday.

Alstom will install and maintain five 6MW turbines, about three miles off the coast of Rhode Island.

Green light for America's first offshore wind farm

US developer Deepwater Wind has given its installer the official go-ahead to proceed with what will be the first commercial offshore wind farm in the US.

Ed Davey says the CfD auction has driven down prices and secured the best possible deal for new green energy

Contracts for Difference: Solar struggles, onshore wind surges ahead

Onshore wind projects are the big winners from the Government's first Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, receiving more than half of the contracts.

Fergus Ewing:

Scottish wave power gets funding bump

Wave energy in Scotland will be boosted by £14.3m in funding over the next 13 months, thanks to new funding from the Scottish Government

Gwynt y Môr will consist of 160 turbines and is being built by RWE Innogy UK off the North Wales coast

Triple business bonanza for UK offshore wind

The extent of the UK's booming business environment for the offshore wind industry and its supply chain have been demonstrated with three major announcements in the space of 24 hours.

The Decc survey showed a broad support for offshore wind at 74%

New figures highlight public/government disconnect on renewables

New figures showing widespread public support for renewables have reignited calls for the Conservative party to reconsider their anti-onshore wind stance ahead of May's General Election.

The UK's grid-connected wind farms provided enough power for 8.7 million homes last month

UK wind power breaks all records in January

Wind energy broke new records for monthly, weekly and half-hourly electricity generation in January, providing enough energy to power almost nine million UK homes.

Germany's construction boom this year is likely to give it a major boost in the offshore wind race

Offshore wind: Political certainty needed to ensure market growth

Europe's offshore wind industry has united in a call for policymakers to provide long-term funding certainty, as new figures reveal the market slowed in 2014, will be even quieter this year and 'slump' in 2016.

Wind power saved more than £579m in import costs in 2013

Wind power 'more resilient than fossil fuels'

Increasing wind power generation would make the UK's future energy supply more resilient to the fluctuating price of fossil fuels and cut costly importation, making energy prices more predictable.

Marine energy holds huge potential to provide the UK with a clean and secure source of electricity

Carbon Trust continues marine energy investment drive with yield optimisation partnership

The Carbon Trust is working with consultancy firm Frazer-Nash to gain a better understanding of energy yield and uncertainty assessment across the wave and tidal energy industries in a bid to drive investment.

Charlotte Morton is chief executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA)

The next five years: AD and food waste policy

Food waste policy will shape the future of the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry because 60% of the industry's potential comes from food waste, argues ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton. Here, she unpicks this issue.

Electricity generated from onshore wind increased by 7.7% while generation from offshore wind was up by 14.1%

Record renewable generation disproves Cameron's attack on onshore wind

Figures from the latest Energy Trends report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that 18% of electricity was produced from renewable sources in the third quarter of 2014 - a 4% increase on last year.


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