OFFSHORE ENERGY – THE FINAL FRONTIER

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Two BWEA reports set timetable and costs for deployment of offshore wind energy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy trade association, is today launching two key reports, UK Offshore Wind: Staying on Track and Offshore Wind: Charting the Right Course, at the Offshore 09 Conference, the UK ’s largest dedicated offshore wind energy event, that has taken place at the QE2 Centre in Westminster.

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. Government primarily needs to act to make sure that there is a strong market for offshore wind, without which manufacturers will not be interested.

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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. These investments will position us to help develop Europe’s vast, untapped offshore wind resources, while also creating new jobs for both GE and our suppliers.” United Kingdom GE plans to establish its offshore wind turbine manufacturing in the United Kingdom.

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

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110m Euros and 1,900 jobs for the UK, a total of 340m Euros of investment across Europe RenewableUK: ‘Manufacturing rebirth underway’ RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, today welcomed General Electric’s announcement on investing 340 million Euros across Europe in the offshore wind sector, with a third planned for a UK based manufacturing facility.

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. Both onshore and offshore projects are affected by a rise in supply chain costs, driven in part by the depreciation of the Pound against the Euro, and by a tightening in availability of project finance. Offshore, the timescales for Round 2 projects are being stretched to avoid deteriorating finances.

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. The paper says rapid expansion of the sector is needed to meet EC targets of 15% Britain's energy to come from renewable energy by 2020.

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. ROCs for every megawatt hour (MWh) of energy they buy from offshore wind farms, which they can then sell on.

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

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Monday, 5th October, 2009, Washington DC (IUCN): Today legendary underwater explorer and ocean ambassador Sylvia Earle teamed up with IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas to send individual letters to 100 world leaders inviting them to join Sylvia in her wish to better protect the world’s oceans. 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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This country’s rise to the top of the world rankings has been swift: after doubling its wind capacity each year from 2005 to 2009, China surpassed the United States in 2010. The government has pledged to reach 50 percent by 2020.

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. Frank Wouters, the director of Masdar Power, told the National that in 2009, it appeared that solar energy was the Emirate’s golden child of renewable energy.

BWEA PRE-ELECTION MANIFESTO

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BWEA pre-election Manifesto: renewables industry calls for 2020 action UK’s leading renewables organisation releases pre-election manifesto Key demands include action on grid, skills and supply chain, planning and finance Calls for ‘decisive push forward’ as deployment accelerates to more than 1GW per year BWEA, the UK ’s leading renewable energy trade association, has launched its pre-election manifesto today.

Wind power breezes through 5GW mark

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Øystein Løseth, President and CEO of Vattenfall, said: “Today we are proud to launch Thanet offshore wind farm, the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm.

Wind power generation increases by almost a third

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Wind now powering more than two million homes Energy statistics reveal a 31% increase in wind power generation in 2009 Renewables contribution to UK electricity mix up by 20% Wind energy now represents 2.5% 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.

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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. The RESs outlined in the House and Senate climate bills call for 20 percent and 15 percent renewables by 2020, respectively.

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. We have already established ourselves as the UK’s largest provider of wind turbines and offshore grid connections with our technology generating more than 40% of the UK's wind energy, which amounts to over 2GW of electricity generation.”

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. This week the capacity of operational wind farms will reach a record 4GW of installed capacity, and recent research shows that by 2020 up to 60,000 jobs could be created in the wind and Marine Energy industries.

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. If this is achieved by 2020 then Australia’s Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution in 2020 will be 1245 Mt + 74 Mt = 1319 Mt CO2-e = 149% of that in 2000.

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. 2009: 600 (Domestic) + 784 (coal exports) + 31 (LNG exports) = 1,415 (total).