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OFFSHORE ENERGY – THE FINAL FRONTIER

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The reports set out the timetable and potential costs for a massive expansion of the UK ’s offshore wind capacity. The offshore energy revolution which saw the country become world leader in 2008 in terms of installed capacity, could eventually see every home in the UK powered by electricity from offshore wind by 2020.

BWEA WELCOMES IPPR REPORT ON JOBS IN OFFSHORE WIND

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by Michael Smith British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), the UK ’s leading renewable trade association, welcomed the report released on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), urging the Government to act in order for employment to be created in the offshore wind sector.

GE Announces Major European Offshore Wind Expansion

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Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for cleaner, renewable energy and has a bright future here in Europe,” said Ferdinando (Nani) Beccalli-Falco, president and CEO of GE International. Norway is the planned site for the testing and demonstration of the first 4-megawatt wind turbines offshore.

General Electric to invest in the UK’s offshore wind sector

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The investment is expected to create 1,900 jobs, and comes on the back of the Government’s £60 million Budget pledge for ports servicing the burgeoning UK offshore sector. Now that all Round 3 sites have been taken up and the potential scale of offshore developments stands at over 40 gigawatts, there is a palpable sense of opportunity.

Government action needed to keep renewables on target

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Maria McCaffery, BWEA Chief Executive said: - “Large scale wind deployment is vital to reaching the UK ’s goal of generating up to 40% of our electricity from renewables by 2020. number of key projects which are currently seeking finance now face potential delays, and threaten the UK ’s ability to meet its 2010 and 2020 renewables targets.

Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain, as a nation, is punching well below its weight when it comes to offshore wind, risking missing legally-binding targets and the opportunity to secure tens of thousands of jobs. It also may risk incurring problems with those that have set the legally binding targets. We only have this one Earth.

Wind industry gives thumbs-up to Budget package

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The proposals include a potential GBP 525m of new money through a review of the support mechanism for offshore wind. The Budget proposes to review the support given to the offshore wind from Renewables Obligation Certificates by GBP 525m. Electricity supply companies currently receive 1.5 ROCS in 2010-11.

Sylvia Earle and IUCN Invite World Leaders to Celebrate and Extend Ocean Protection

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clipinfo/4003492 Sylvia Earle is one of three recipients of the coveted 2009 TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Award which grants awardees a ‘wish to change the world’. The bill also pledges better management of inshore fisheries and measures to speed up the approvals process for offshore wind farms by about a year.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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The government has pledged to reach 50 percent by 2020. The only operational offshore wind farms outside Europe are in Asia. The U.S.

Masdar’s Renewables Strategy Shifts To Wind

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Masdar is on target to complete the world’s largest offshore wind farm in London’s Thames estuary by the end of 2012.

BWEA PRE-ELECTION MANIFESTO

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The document urges Government to consider a raft of immediate measures in order to deliver on UK ’s 2020 targets, by promoting growth in the onshore and offshore wind sectors, wave and tidal energy sector and small wind systems. In 2009 the industry delivered over 1GW of capacity, sufficient to power 600,000 homes.

Wind power breezes through 5GW mark

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We have helped lay the foundation for further contribution to the achievement of the UK's 2020 carbon reduction and energy security targets.

Wind power generation increases by almost a third

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In 2009 wind power in the UK produced 9,304Gwh of electricity or enough energy to power more than two million homes, the equivalent of around two thirds of households in Greater London. She added “Meeting our 2020 renewable energy targets will be largely dependent on Britain unlocking its offshore wind potential.

Visit the Tiny Town Where Big Coal Will Meet Its Fate | Mother Jones

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In recent years coal from US mines has stoked more and more of these plants, in effect offshoring the health impacts of burning coal. Politics.

Could An All-Wind Energy Future Be in Our Sights

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gigawatts of wind power capacity was added to the global energy mix in 2009, an increase of almost a third. And that’s just onshore wind resources — add in offshore and high altitude wind resources, and that number would grow exponentially. But will we capitalize on it? According to the Global Wind Energy Council, some 37.5

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

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Plenary speaker, Matthew Chinn, Managing Director Energy Sector UK and Sector Lead NW Europe, Siemens says: “Wind power represents the greatest opportunity for the UK to meet its targets by 2020. in offshore wind projects, and with our 20 years’ experience in building offshore wind power we are helping shape Britain’s renewable energy future.

Skills Summit sees signing of new green training pact

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If just half the manufacturing for the next generation of offshore wind farms takes place here in the UK then this industry will grow 10-fold from just 6,000 jobs today to 60,000 by 2020. Chaired by former minister and Labour Party General Secretary Rt. There is a real commitment to resolve the situation from all parties.”

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

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There is an overwhelming global scientific consensus that global warming is real, man-made and must be urgently addressed, As adjudged from the rhetoric at the disastrous Copenhagen (2009) and Cancun (2010) climate change summits, most world leaders acknowledge the problem. NO, these being collectively denoted as NOx). billion Bengalis, 0.3

Why we must stop coal to gas transition and fracking

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US President Barack Obama has outrageously and falsely lumped planet-threatening natural gas under “clean energy&# ; permitted a massive expansion of offshore gas and oil drilling; and supported the Alaska Gas Pipeline, massive expansion of on-shore gas drilling and an oil-to-gas shift for transportation. tonnes carbon dioxide (CO2).