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Potential for Tidal Lagoon Power in the UK

CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) has published a new report which documents the economic potential for tidal lagoon power. Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd has proposed the development of six tidal lagoons throughout the UK which could ultimately contribute £27 billion to the economy. The development would create new employment opportunities, produce cleaner energy and

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Solent Forum Newsletter – Winter 2013/14

The Solent Forum has issued its newsletter for winter 2013/14. The newsletter provides news items relating to the Solent Disturbance and Mitigation (SDMP) project, DEFRA’s newly published Concordat, the Coastal Communities Adapting to Change (CCATCH) project, The Green Blue Guide to Pump Out Systems, consent changes for navigational dredging activities, the Marine Navigation Act, Maritime

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Scottish Government consents the development of 4 offshore wind farms (North Sea)

The Scottish Government has permitted the development of four offshore wind farms within the Scottish territory of the North Sea. Offshore wind farms will include Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, Inch Cape, and Neart na Goaithe which will collectively generate 2,284 megawatts and power up to 1.4 million homes. The Scottish Government is aiming to generate

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Burbo Bank offshore wind farm extension given the green light

Burbo Bank offshore wind farm is currently comprised of 25 wind turbines located on the Burbo Flats within Liverpool Bay. It has the capacity to generate 90 megawatts of electricity to power 80,000 homes. DONG Energy has submitted an application to extend Burbo Bank offshore wind farm which will produce an additional 258 megawatts of

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Have your say on the Burbo Bank Extension Community Benefit Fund…..

Dong Energy has been actively involved in applying for an extension for Burbo Bank offshore wind farm within Liverpool Bay. In September 2014, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted development for an extension. Consent includes the development and operation of a sub-station, wind turbines and cables. As a result the Burbo

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Consultation – North West Coast Connections (National Grid)

Closes 28th November National Grid is developing plans to connect new sources of electricity generation (new nuclear and offshore wind) into the National Grid, affecting Lancashire and Cumbria. A consultation has been launched and will run from 4th September to 28th November. A series of public informtion events are being held across Cumbria and Lancashire to explain the

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National Infrastructure Projects – North West Update

The National Infrastructure Planning website has details of the following major infrastructure projects in the coastal or marine area of North West England. Click on the project names below to go the the National Infrastructure Planning website page for each project. Projects go through a range of stages and these are explained in brief below:

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Celtic Array pulls out of the Irish Sea Round 3 Zone

The Crown Estate has announced that  it has agreed to a request from Celtic Array Ltd to terminate its offshore wind agreement for the Round 3 Irish Sea Zone site enabling DONG Energy and Centrica to stop development activity.  Head of Offshore Wind at the Crown Estate, Huub den Rooijen, said “We have confirmed the developers’ assessment of

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Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Update June 2014

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries have issued their latest newsletter for June 2014. The contents of the newsletter includes illegal fishing and warnings to Philippines and Papua New Guinea, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) breakdown, Finance opportunities of Horizon 2020 for Blue Growth, Bluefin Tuna catching and cage control and management of Atlanto-Scandian Herring in

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Department of Energy and Climate Change – May/June Review 2014

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has released its May/June newsletter. The newsletter begins by reviewing the Queens speech on addressing climate change. The newsletter goes on to discuss maintaining investment in renewable energy, global offshore wind farm developments, underground oil and gas drilling, global nuclear power developments, England’s fuel poverty statistics report, payments methods for energy

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