UK Green Investment Bank invests £461m in the UK offshore wind sector

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced two equity investments in the UK offshore wind sector. • GIB is investing alongside Japan’s Marubeni Corporation to jointly purchase a 50% stake in the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, from DONG Energy. GIB is committing £241m to the c. £500m transaction. The Westermost Rough project, […]

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Siemens to build major offshore wind manufacturing site in the UK

Siemens has announced its decision to invest £160 million in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire creating more than 1,000 new jobs in the Hull area. The revised plan will be spread across two sites comprising the previously announced Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service facility and a new rotor blade […]

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Offshore wind industry given helping hand to lower costs

Four businesses have been awarded over £4million to spur on innovation in lowering the costs of generating offshore wind energy, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today. The grants have been awarded to 2-B Energy, High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd, SgurrControl Ltd and Ocean Resource Ltd as part of the Department of Energy […]

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Simple Power celebrates World Wind Day 2013 with local schools

As part of Global Wind Day on Friday 15th June 2013, pupils joined local wind energy company, Simple Power, to celebrate the power of nature at its single wind turbines on farms throughout Northern Ireland. Pupils from Greystone Primary School in County Antrim (pictured) were given an interactive tour of Simple Power’s single wind turbine […]

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BBC broadcaster speaks out on the controversial subject of wind farms

BBC broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham(pictured right) speaks out in an interview for the Heating and Hotwater Industry’s publication the HHIC Journal on the controversial subject of wind farms. 2012 was a good year for the performance of renewable energy generation and most of this growth was down to on and off shore wind farms. […]

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