UK Renewable Energy Competitive Auction Yields Record Lows & In Excess Of 3 Gigawatts

A total of eleven new electricity projects totaling more than 3 gigawatts were awarded contracts by the UK Government today in the country’s latest competitive auction for Contracts for Difference, including three offshore wind farms which included an impressive low strike price of only £57.50 per megawatt-hour. The UK Department …

Offshore Wind Costs Have Dropped by More Than 50% in Under 5 Years

Government figures, to be published by National Grid this week, are expected to show that the price paid for electricity from offshore wind farms has dropped by more than 50% in under five years. According to Greenpeace UK, this would make offshore wind the lowest cost option for large-scale, low-carbon power. …

Offshore Wind Power Cheaper than New Nuclear

Energy from offshore wind in the UK will be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time. The development, revealed in figures from the government, has been seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy. The plummeting cost of offshore wind energy has caught even …

Europe Must Triple Offshore Wind Growth Rate To Bring Paris Goals Within Reach

If Europe is to fall in line with the Paris Climate Agreement intention of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the region must significantly increase its rate of growth for offshore wind development, tripling it at the very least. These are the primary conclusions published by Michiel Müller …

Green Light for ‘Next Generation’ 1.2GW East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has given the green light for ScottishPower Renewables to develop a 1.2GW offshore wind project 46 miles off the coast of East Anglia that will use ultra-efficient ‘next generation’ turbines. The company announced today it has been given planning consent for its East Anglia …

Europe Adds 6.1GW of Wind Energy Capacity in First Half of 2017

Europe added 6.1GW of new wind power capacity during the first half of the year, prompting optimism that 2017 will prove to be a “bumper year” for the sector, according to WindEurope. The European trade body’s figures, released yesterday, show a total of 4.8GW of onshore wind capacity was installed …

Vattenfall & Stadtwerke München Inaugurate 288 MW Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall and German communal company Stadtwerke München have successfully completed the construction and officially inaugurated the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm this week, making way for enough clean electricity for 400,000 German households. This past Sunday, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially inaugurated the 288 megawatt (MW) …