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Published:  16 June, 2015

The European Commission needs new powers to ensure that Member States meet the EU’s 27% renewable energy pledge by 2030, according to a paper released by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Published:  12 June, 2015

The world’s first ever tidal lagoon energy project has been granted planning permission by the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. The project is scheduled to be built in Swansea Bay by British company Tidal Lagoon Power, which has pioneered the scheme from the beginning.

Published:  28 May, 2015

At the State Opening of Parliament HM the Queen outlined the Government’s forthcoming policies and proposed legislation. Importantly it included an Energy Bill as part of the 2015–2016 parliamentary legislative session.

Published:  22 May, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has joined up with environmental engineering consultancy JBA Consulting and metocean scientists at the Met Office to develop software which could revolutionise operational planning at EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites in Orkney as well as other marine renewables developments.

Published:  11 May, 2015

Germany will become the world’s leading market for annual offshore wind turbine installations in 2015, with the country set to add 2071 Megawatts (MW) this year, an almost fourfold increase from the 529 MW added in 2014, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Published:  27 April, 2015

The European offshore wind industry must shed 26% of it costs to reach cost-competitiveness with conventional forms of energy by 2023, according to a study by EY.

Published:  13 April, 2015

ABB Consulting has launched a major study on behalf of Decom North Sea (DNS) and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to look into ways of reducing the cost of decommissioning.

Published:  09 April, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in collaboration with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, is offering free component testing to support the development of wave and tidal energy converters.

Published:  02 April, 2015

Police Scotland, the Marine Coastguard Agency and the RAF were among those who dealt with an ‘offshore incident’ recently at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Published:  26 March, 2015

The UK Government is opening talks with Tidal Lagoon Power on providing financial support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

Published:  19 March, 2015

The move to restructure the North Sea’s tax regime to promote investment, announced by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget, was welcomed by Oil & Gas UK.

Published:  13 March, 2015

Ninety two percent of UK oil and gas companies are planning to grow over the next two years according to a survey of a broad cross section the UK oil & gas sector, carried out for Bank of Scotland’s fourth annual oil and gas.

Published:  25 February, 2015

An unmanned wellhead platform has been chosen by Statoil and its licence partners as the concept for the Oseberg future development phase I project in the North Sea - the platform will be controlled from the Oseberg field centre.

Published:  23 February, 2015

Atlas Copco’s Systems custom engineering workshop based in Hemel Hempstead in the UK, was officially opened by Nico Delvaux, president of Compressor Technique at Atlas Copco, following the completion of a £680,000 (€870,000) upgrade to strengthen its world-class credentials.

Published:  10 February, 2015

Siemens has now handed over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection in quick succession, to its client TenneT.

Published:  03 February, 2015

An unpredictable and harmful business environment has put the UK’s valuable oil and gas industry at great risk, according to Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Malcolm Webb,

Published:  27 January, 2015

The start of production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea has recently been announced by BP. Kinnoull is BP’s seventh and final major upstream project start-up in 2014.

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