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  • First US sale of offshore wind power signed

    The first offshore wind farm to be developed in the United States has already sold one-third of the power that will be generated during its first 25 years of operation before a turbine is even placed in the water. Delmarva Power agreed Monday to buy up to 200 megawatts of power from an offshore wind farm to be developed by Babcock & Brown's subsidiary, Bluewater Wind Delaware. The purchase ...

  • Ministers welcome Areva commitment to UK offshore wind

    Plans by Areva for a new offshore wind manufacturing plant in Scotland, and their commitment to developing the UK offshore wind industry, were welcomed by the Government today. Areva plan to build a factory making blades and nacelles for offshore wind turbines and for use as a base for installing them in the North Sea, creating 750 jobs and many more in the supply chain. Prime Minister, David ...

  • Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

    A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ...


    By Associated Press

  • Salazar, chu announce major offshore wind initiatives

    Unveiling a coordinated strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced major steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Federal Court Clears Path for Pioneering Cape Wind Offshore Wind Project

    A federal court today overwhelmingly rejected efforts of opponents to defeat Cape Wind, an offshore wind project in Nantucket Sound that has been in development for more than a decade. Today’s decision from the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., considered claims in four lawsuits brought chiefly by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound—a group that counts fossil fuel ...

  • Michael Fallon speech to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind conference

    Michael Fallon's keynote speech to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2013 conference. Originally given at Manchester. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. Introduction Good morning. I’m very pleased to be here today speaking at this important event. This is my first speech to RenewableUK since I was asked by the Prime ...

  • For Cape Wind, Summer Breeze Makes Offshore Wind Feel Fine

    Harsh winds from extreme storms battered Cape Cod this past winter and resulted in power outages across the region, and as summers get warmer, beachgoers rely more and more on cooling breezes off the bay. Now, the winds off Cape Cod could be a solution to both the region’s electricity constraints and the threat of extreme weather caused by climate change. Today, the Department of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

    Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens Gamesa will ...

  • Shocking study on California`s IIPP, offshore wind power initiaitves and more on EHS This Week

    In this episode of EHS This Week, Kristy and I discuss the top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news for the past seven days, including: A revealing study on California's injury and illness prevention program, the model for OSHA's upcoming I2P2. The State's delayed movement on offshore wind power. The GOPs push to kill a climate rule for new power plants, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mainstream granted consent by Scottish Gov. to build 450MW offshore wind farm

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has received consent from the Scottish Ministers to build and operate its 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) offshore wind farm in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea. This will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm constructed and operated in Scottish waters to be directly connected to the Scottish electricity ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • New York to build 2400 MW of offshore wind by 2030

    Just one day after announcing the closure of one of the state’s biggest nuclear power plants, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward a grand plan to build 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, beginning with a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island. In one of a series of speeches of his unconventional “State of the State” tour, Gov. Cuomo urged the Long ...

  • Massachusetts Offshore Wind Farm Denied Permit to Site Cables

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - The Cape Cod Commission has denied a permit for the nation's first proposed offshore wind farm to run submarine and upland transmission cables from the site in Nantucket Sound to connect with the power grid on the mainland. After voting against the proposal Thursday, the commission said it denied the permit application on procedural ...

  • Offshore wind farm construction noise can displace harbour porpoises

    Noise caused by construction of Germany’s first offshore wind farm caused significant habitat disturbance for harbour porpoises, according to a recent study. Its results suggest that porpoises avoided areas up to 20 kilometres from the noise source during construction of the wind farm’s foundations. Development of offshore wind farms plays a major role in the shift towards renewable ...

  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

    Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though ...


    By Associated Press

  • Rotork valve actuation supports innovative offshore wind farm technology

    An offshore platform in the North Sea that is the first of its type to serve a power generating wind farm is home to fifty Rotork IQTPro intelligent electric valve actuators. The Borwin Alpha platform is the first offshore installation designed to convert AC power into high voltage direct current (HVDC) for onward transmission. Built and designed by the Heerema Fabrication Group on behalf of ABB, ...


    By Rotork

  • RWE Innogy participates in cost-cutting initiative for offshore wind farms

    RWE Innogy is participating in the British 'Offshore Wind Accelerator' (OWA) initiative launched today by the British Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust is an independent company founded by the British government in 2001 and aims to avoid CO2 emissions, conserve energy and develop ecologically desirable technology. To this end, Carbon Trust cooperates with companies and government agencies. Under the ...


    By RWE AG

  • Artificial reefs from offshore wind and wave energy sites

    Offshore wind generation and wave energy foundations can step-up local abundances of fish and crabs. The reef-like structures also favor for example blue mussels and barnacles. What's more, it is possible to increase or diminish the abundance of various species by altering the geomorphological blueprint of foundation. This was demonstrated by Dan Wilhelmsson of the Department of Zoology, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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