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New Wind Power Report Released

New Wind Power Report Released | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
As one of key components of a wind generating set, the wind power converter accounts for 17.9% of costs of wind power equipment automation products.
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Ocean Energy Europe Names New President

Ocean Energy Europe Names New President | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Ocean Energy Europe’s Board of Directors has elected Rob Stevenson as its new President. Stevenson is Vice-President of Alstom’s Ocean Energy Business, having moved in 2013 from his position as...
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Offshore Wind Leaders Ask for Certainty

Offshore Wind Leaders Ask for Certainty | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Talk of long-term funding dominated the agenda item at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind and Supply Chain Conference last week, as the sector stands poised for the results of CfD deliberations this month.
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Scotland Advises Marine Energy Companies

Scotland Advises Marine Energy Companies | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
A new programme has been launched to help companies in Scotland tap into the emerging opportunities in the marine energy supply chain, particularly in tidal energy.
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Siemens Starts Building Green Port Hull

Siemens Starts Building Green Port Hull | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
The Rt Hon Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, today joined Siemens global executives to mark ground-breaking on wind turbine manufacturing and assembly facilities in Hull.  Mr Davey visited Hull’s Alexandra Dock to celebrate...
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WIND EXPO Reflects Positive Growth of Japan’s Wind Energy Industry

WIND EXPO Reflects Positive Growth of Japan’s Wind Energy Industry | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
With a new feed-in-tariff and increasing number of certified ongoing/future projects, Japan’s wind energy industry seems to be showing positive growth.
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Offshore Wind Investment Reached USD 19.4 Bln in 2014

Offshore Wind Investment Reached USD 19.4 Bln in 2014 | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
World clean energy investment rebounded strongly in 2014, boosted by demand for solar photovoltaics on the back of its greatly improved competitiveness, and by the financing of a record $19.4bn of offshore wind projects.
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First Subsea Connects Fukushima Floating Wind Farm Wires

First Subsea Connects Fukushima Floating Wind Farm Wires | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has supplied cable connectors for the second phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan.
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Lima Talks Set World on Track to New Universal Climate Agreement

Lima Talks Set World on Track to New Universal Climate Agreement | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries.
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Report Forecasts Bright Future for Offshore Wind

Report Forecasts Bright Future for Offshore Wind | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
The report European offshore wind 2014 published today by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reveals a positive attitude to financing of new and projected European offshore wind projects.
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Offshore Wind: Importance of Bird Density and Breeding Season Definitions

Offshore Wind: Importance of Bird Density and Breeding Season Definitions | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and...
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Italy to Start Tracking Adriatic Wind Speeds

“Restinco” plant nursery in Brindisi, Italy, a regional state property under the management of Agency for Regional Irrigation and Forestry activities (Arif), will become a home to a meteorogical tower which will track wind speeds.
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International Conference on Ocean Energy to Be Held in Canada

Nova Scotia will have an opportunity to showcase the province’s marine renewable energy resources, skills and expertise to more than 650 delegates from 25 countries attending the International Conference on Ocean Energy from Nov.
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Bourbon Profit Drops

Bourbon Profit Drops | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
French vessel owner and provider of marine and subsea services, Bourbon, has seen its profit slump on client capex cuts and higher costs. Despite revenue growth, the company recorded a 31.2 percent...
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Wpd Puts Together Nordergründe Dream Team

Wpd Puts Together Nordergründe Dream Team | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Wpd AG has closed all the supply contracts for the Nordergründe offshore wind project.  Nordergründe is the first German offshore project for which the work will be exclusively delivered and installed by German companies.
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Cape Wind Suspended from New England Market, Loses Two Land Deals

Cape Wind Suspended from New England Market, Loses Two Land Deals | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
What was set out to be the US first offshore wind farm raised more doubt in the last week.
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UK Scrutinising Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project

UK Scrutinising Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Views are being sought from stakeholders on the approach the government would take if it decides to enter into Contract for Difference (CFD) negotiations for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in South Wales.
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Horizontal or Vertical Axis Wind Turbines, That Is the Question

Horizontal or Vertical Axis Wind Turbines, That Is the Question | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Maurizio Collu from Cranfield University, UK, and Michael Borg from Technical University of Denmark have published a paper on horizontal and vertical axis offshore wind turbines, advocating the latter as more cost effective option.  The authors state...
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Brazil Eyeing Offshore Wind

Brazil Eyeing Offshore Wind | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Brazil has sworn in a new energy minister last Friday, who opened the door for ocean renewables development in this country, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy website.
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Stormy Weather Boosts German Wind Power Generation

Stormy Weather Boosts German Wind Power Generation | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
Stormy and unpredictable weather in the past few weeks has brought German wind energy to a new record.
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Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Awaits Next Phase

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Awaits Next Phase | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
A proposal to build a tidal lagoon that would generate clean energy from the tides in Swansea Bay has entered a new phase.
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German Clean Energy Catching Up with Non-Renewables

German Clean Energy Catching Up with Non-Renewables | Energy and ocean resources | Scoop.it
German Federal Network Agency (BNA) and the Bundeskartellamt have published their joint monitoring report on significant developments in German electricity and gas markets in 2013.  As of October 2014 (and August 2014 for Solar), a total of 107.1...
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Scottish Renewables Hails Government’s Wave Energy Move

Scottish Renewables has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of the creation of a wave energy technology development body.
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Areva Shares Drop after Ditching Financial Targets

The French nuclear energy giant, Areva, has ditched its financial outlook for 2015 and 2016 on Tuesday. As a result, Areva shares plunged about 15% the next day in Paris while shareholders tried to ditch the stock due to uncertainties.
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Meerwind Süd|Ost Wind Farm Officially Opened

WindMW GmbH has officially opened the Meerwind Süd|Ost offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.  The offshore wind farm is located 23 kilometers off the island of Helgoland and consists of 80 Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbines with a total capacity of...
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