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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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European Environment Agency produces report on current state of Europe’s coastal environments

The European Environment Agency has recently produced a report discussing the current state of Europe’s coastal regions. Coastal regions are essential for Europe’s economy, generating around 40% of its GDP. The natural assets that provide for the European economy continue to degrade as a result of increasing human activity. Such activities include resource extraction, shipping,

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2 NW Offshore Renewables Projects get Green Light

Government announce today that 8 major renewable energy projects will be built, boosting jobs and contributing to a reduction of carbon emissions by around 10 Mt CO2 per year in comparison to power generation from fossil fuels. By 2020, the projects should provide up to £12 billion of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs and adding a further

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Collation and analysis of offshore wind farm piling records 2007 – 2012

A report was conducted on the collation and analysis of offshore wind farm piling records during a five period from 2007 to 2014. Mike Elmes, Elena San Martin and Stephen Hull of ABP Marine Environmental Research Limited initiated the study which was funded by The Crown Estate. The report provides an evaluation of off shore

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Foraging ranges of northern gannets Morus bassanus in relation to proposed offshore wind farms in the UK: 2010-2012

A report has been produced by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), presenting the results of a three year study on the foraging ranges of adult northern gannets (Morus bassanus) in relation to offshore wind farms and wind farm zones. The study was

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Delay to consultation date for Irish Sea wind farm

Celtic Array has decided to delay the launch of their second stage of statutory consultation for the Rhiannon wind farm in order to allow more time to assess their project options. Subject to final approvals, Rhiannon Wind Farm is now planning to undertake Stage 2 consultation in early 2014 and submit relevant consent applications later

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Wind Farm fund helps progress of Rhyl harbour redevelopment

The redevelopment of Rhyl harbour has received a boost of £155,000 and practical help, via a specialist vessel, from the RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Tourism Fund.  The redevelopment project, which began in 2009, is part of the regeneration of the coastal facilities in Rhyl and to date has been funded

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Proposed Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm development consent order accepted

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted an application from DONG Energy for development consent to construct and operate the proposed Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm (application reference: EN010026).  The project would cover an area of 40km2 and be located west of the operational Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay. As a requirement of

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Wind Farm community fund pays for improved beach access

A project to improve access to the Welsh beach of Rhyl has been funded by the RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Tourism Fund, the Green Seas Beach Improvement programme and Denbighshire County Council.  The project includes a new ramp to make it easier for disabled vistors to get down to the beach,

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West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm Newsletter – Spring 2013

DONG Energy has published a newsletter bringing communities all the latest information on the construction of the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. When completed the wind farm will be located offshore, approximately 14km south west of Walney Island and will cover an area of approximately 66km2. It will consist of 108 3.6MW turbines

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