UK approves world's biggest offshore windfarm project

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Plans to build the world’s biggest offshore windfarm has just been approved by the UK’s energy secretary. The massive offshore windfarm, named the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck project, will be located around 130 km off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind Turbine. 28, 2013 3:07 AM PST Tweet "Jack-up" ships like this are needed to drive massive offshore wind turbines into the seafloor. Offshore turbines could find themselves all dressed up with nowhere to go.

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Offshore Sea Life: East Coast, Birds of Pennsylvania, & Texas Birds: Three Books, Three Reviews

10,000 Birds

First up is Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast by Steve N. Sullivan, a counterpart to Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast published last June. As the authors state, Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: East Coast is not a replacement for a field guide; it is a convenient, inexpensive, expert-authored guide that will add value to pelagic voyages, both for its concise identification expertise and its coverage of marine species beyond birds. It’s time for some short book reviews.

Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

In a nice moment of serendipity, my review copy of Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast by Steve N.G. Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast is designed to be a quick, handy resource for use on whale watching and one-day pelagic trips. Only the Offshore guide indicates that it is rare in spring. I found Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast to be a well-designed, concisely written, and smartly illustrated quick reference guide.

France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The field of offshore wind energy is growing and despite its infancy, many nations are benefiting from the energy as a major source of clean electricity. Currently Britain has the greatest installed offshore wind capacity, with approximately 2,000 megawatts already installed.

Offshore crescent-shaped moons and modular land buildings for futuristic metropolis

Green Prophet

Luca Curci architects have designed a concept for a futuristic metropolis in the United Arab Emirates that is comprised of modular “organic” buildings on land and offshore crescent-shaped “moons.”

Sabotaged Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel Shifts Energy Attention Offshore

Green Prophet

Sabotaged Gas Pipeline : Relying on Egypt in future is doubtful. Israel’s interest in natural gas as an energy source has been written about several times on Green Prophet, beginning with the Yam Tethy gas exploration projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

· European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9 million EU homes · 19 gigawatts consented in EU waters, sufficient to power 14 European capital cities Latest offshore wind statistics, released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.

RenewableUK welcomes latest entrant to the offshore wind turbine market

Green (Living) Review

Vote of confidence in offshore wind sector as Vestas biggest ever turbine unveiled in London Construction begins next year – production expected in 2015 Massive prototype blades to be constructed in UK The UK’s offshore turbine market received a boost today with the announcement by the Danish manufacturer Vestas that a prototype 7MW turbine is to be tested next year. We expect the major part of offshore wind development to happen in the northern part of Europe.”

Energy Storage Device For Offshore Wind Energy Tested

Eco Friendly Daily

Massive offshore wind projects are planned and expected to become commonplace across the globe. As offshore wind advances, an increase in energy generation is expected with an increased need for excess energy storage.

New Obama Offshore Oil Plan Sacrifices Polar Bear Habitat

Green (Living) Review

WASHINGTON, DC: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday issued a revised offshore oil plan that will allow drilling in the heart of polar bear habitat in Alaska.

Greenpeace: Obama must shelve Arctic drilling plans, call for offshore moratorium

Green Blog

In light of the ongoing offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Greenpeace is demanding that President Barack Obama cancels Arctic drilling plans and calls for an offshore moratorium.

‘Cape Spin’ Offshore Wind Farm Doc Airs Tonight


The documentary “Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle,” which takes a look at what would have been the United States’ first offshore wind farm (Cape Wind), airs tonight on KCETLink. The Read More The post ‘Cape Spin’ Offshore Wind Farm Doc Airs Tonight appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Offshore Wind Energy Could Power 14 Million American Homes If.

Sierra Club Compass

Along with acting quickly to renew these investments for a cleaner energy economy, Congress must also act to incentivize offshore wind energy development if it has America's best interests in mind. has enough offshore wind energy potential to power the country four times over.

The Future of Energy in a World of 400ppm and Rising

Nature Conservancy - Science

Offshore wind turbines, Copenhagen. After some political bantering and a discussion of the pros and cons of Massachusetts’ proposed offshore wind farm , moderator Brooks closed the panel with a proactive question: What concrete things can people do to support the deployment of renewables?

Mediterranean Agency Could Avert Offshore Marine Disasters

Green Prophet

As Israel ramps up offshore drilling for natural gas , advocates are eyeing a system that would prevent these disasters on their own coast. As Israeli rigs start drilling for natural gas, a new disaster prevention agency is proposed to avert another BP-Florida Gulf disaster.

Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

Green Blog

And because offshore wind projects are quite expensive it makes sense to build a fewer big wind turbines than lots of small ones. Renewable Energy Denmark Germany green technology offshore wind farm renewable technologies Siemens UK wind energy wind power wind turbine

Study: Offshore Wind Energy Capable Of Powering East Coast

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite this, the country has yet to establish their first offshore wind farm, making them decades behind some European nations. After receiving governmental approval and the first federal leases for offshore wind in 2010, the Cape Wind farm is waiting to be built.

The cost of offshore drilling safety regulations seem low relative to the costs

Environmental Economics

In case you missed it over the holiday break: The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history.

Greek Cyprus Fearful Over Offshore Gas Well Drilling

Green Prophet

Southern Cyprus had originally entered into drilling agreements with the American offshore drilling company Noble Energy Inc , the same company that is now partnering with Israeli energy companies like Delek Energy, headed by Israeli Billionaire tycoon Yitshak Tshuva.

Radar breakthrough for offshore wind

Green (Living) Review

This new system will enable the MoD to lift its current objections to five offshore wind farms which represent £7bn of investment and stand to deliver more than 3,000MW of wind energy, enough capacity to power 1.7 The full costs for the acquisition of the radar system have not been disclosed, though these have been jointly met by Government and wind energy companies seeking to construct the offshore wind farms in the Greater Wash.

Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. "Most of the total potential offshore wind resources exist relatively close to major urban load centers, where high energy costs prevail and where opportunities for wind development on land are limited.

U.S. Offshore Wind Potential 4,150 GW

Wind Power Ninja

Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it is suggested that there is 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind turbine nameplate capacity from offshore wind resources around the United States. The NREL said that the “potential electric generating capacity was calculated from the total offshore area within 50 nautical miles of shore, in areas where average annual wind speeds are at least 7 meters per second at a height of 90 meters.


Green (Living) Review

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.

Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Wind Power Ninja

Germany’s first offshore wind farm was made operational today, 45 kilometers off the coast in the North Sea. Wind Power News germany offshore wind farmThis new, green spectacle of German engineering has 12 turbines producing energy for 50,000 households. The turbines, each 150 meters high, produce 12 megawatts of power and the total cost of the project was $361.01 million, the consortium of energy companies that built the wind farm reported.

Extensions to offshore zones prove sector strength

Green (Living) Review

The Crown Estate announces 2 gigawatts (GW) of extensions to offshore Round 1 and Round 2 sites RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, endorsed today’s announcement by The Crown Estate on extending Round 1 and Round 2 offshore wind farm sites as further evidence of the viability and strength of the UK’s pioneering offshore wind programme. The zone extensions show the offshore revolution is well under way,’ commented Madigan.

GE Announces Major European Offshore Wind Expansion

Green (Living) Review

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.

Offshore wind farms may slow down hurricanes, study shows

Green (Living) Review

The findings, published online in Nature Climate Change, show that offshore wind turbines could reduce hurricanes'' wind speeds, wave heights and flood-causing storm surge -- acting as a buffer between coastal cities and the possible damaging effects of a hurricane. Wind turbines generate renewable electricity, but new research shows they could have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before they make landfall.

Smart money for offshore wind ports

Green (Living) Review

Government commended for taking on board industry concerns ‘Green’ bank must be catalyst, not niche lender RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy association, commended two key green industry measures in the recent Budget: money for ports which service the UK’s burgeoning offshore sector and the founding of a ‘Green’ bank, funding growth of renewable technologies.

Seals discover offshore wind farms are all-you-can-eat seafood buffets

Green (Living) Review

The “Kiss from a Rose” singer has been soaking in the North Sea sun as he frolics amongst the offshore wind farms. Looking to catch up with legendary British pop sensation and noted beach ball enthusiast Seal?The

Milken Institute: Israel’s Offshore Gas Bonanza Both An Opportunity And A Risk

Green Prophet

Israel’s natural gas wells could lead to an unsustainable shekel.

East Coast wind grid gets approval for the first stage of offshore connector


The East coast is also looking forward to an offshore wind construction area, though this dream is far from reality but it has already attracted a large number of enthusiastic investors.

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

Wind Power Ninja

Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones.

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Britain keen to invest in floating offshore turbines to tap the potential of stronger winds


would like to start funding work on offshore wind generation technologies. are upbeat about creating floating platforms for offshore wind turbines that will be stationed in deeper waters, as deep as 500 feet. Floating Offshore Wind Kit Gets Spur From U.S., Pratima Kalra: Britain is regarded as the most potential wind farm site of Europe, with approximately one third sites yet left untouched. But, now both Britain and U.S.

Record year for European offshore wind, UK leads the sector

Green (Living) Review

UK has half of newly installed European offshore wind farms in first half of 2010 European total approaches 2.5 gigawatts, a threefold increase since 2006 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable UK, the trade association for wind and marine energy - Britain’s fastest growing green energy sectors – welcomed today’s announcement from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) that European offshore wind capacity in 2010 has grown faster than in the same period in 2009.

Report states how to build a UK offshore wind powerhouse

Green (Living) Review

· RenewableUK’s ‘Building an Industry’ report released · Government must act now and commit to the £60m offshore wind infrastructure competition to ensure key port infrastructure upgrades will go ahead as a key requirement to attracting manufacturing jobs · Government in conjunction with industry needs to agree a realistic target for delivery if sector is not to lose opportunity to create at least 45,000 jobs · Report identifies market stability is key to industrial development.

DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More.

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Dithering in Doha » DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More. Yesterday the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a major investment in offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf, and East Coast. Offshore wind resources in the U.S.

IDE Technologies aims for a fleet of floating water desalination plants in three years

Green Prophet

and Japanese shipbuilders have a plan to take offshore floating desalination to a whole new level. Energy desalination ships IDE Technologies offshore desalination water issues

Upcoming: Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition in October

Sierra Club Compass

We're big fans - and we're excited to be sponsoring the American Wind Energy Association's upcoming Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition this October in Providence, Rhode Island. We're particularly excited for the potential of offshore wind. Wind energy?