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Posted

06/06/2017

Author

Richard Heap

OWE 2017: Reflections on the first day

In our newsletter on Monday we highlighted five of the major talking points we expected to see at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 conference, run by WindEurope and RenewableUK, in London this week. And, at the end of the first day, all have featured heavily. 

Here are our thoughts on what we have heard on these topics so far:

Zero-subsidy developments: These were always going to be a big talki ...

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Posted

05/06/2017

Author

Richard Heap

In London, as in Paris, the show must go on

In November 2015, the WindEurope annual conference took place in Paris three days after terrorists killed 130 people in the city, including 89 at the Bataclan theatre. We wrote at the time that it was right for the event to go ahead. The world, and wind, cannot stand still.

That was true of Paris just 19 months ago, and it is true of London now.

This week, WindEurope and RenewableUK are set ...

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Posted

05/05/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

A British success story... but how long can it last?

A British success story that deserves to be told.  This is how trade association RenewableUK has defined the extent of the UK’s exports in the wind, wave and tidal sectors.  

A couple of weeks ago, RenewableUK published a report called ‘Export Nation: A Year in UK Wind, Wave and Tidal Exports’. This study has analysed a sample of 36 UK-based companies operating in the wind and marine energy sec ...

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Posted

18/03/2015

Author

Richard Heap

UK Leaders Need To Appreciate Small Wind


We are as interested as anyone in the move towards 10MW offshore turbines. 

But sometimes we need a reminder of how that is still a relatively small part of the market. In the last month we have had one such reminder, from British renewables trade body RenewableUK in its ‘Small and Medium UK Wind Report’. This is its annual review of the UK’s sub-500kW sector.

The report starts by highligh ...

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