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Constructing Offshore Wind Turbines In Port Is More Cost Effective

Constructing offshore wind turbines in port rather than onsite in variable conditions has been found to be the most cost-effective method, according to research published this week by researchers from the University of Delaware.  Constructing...Show More Summary

Research team determines that constructing offshore wind turbines in port is the most cost effective method

Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region's scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

This Controversial Law Could Stifle the US Offshore Wind Market

The U.S. has lagged behind Europe in building offshore wind for decades. That’s often attributed to uncompetitive pricing and lack of political will. But as more developers work to get U.S. offshore wind projects off the ground in the...Show More Summary

Vattenfall Begins Moving Forward On 1.8 Gigawatt Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced it has begun moving forward on developing the mammoth 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm, which is expected to be completed and operational sometime in the mid-2020s.  Vattenfall...Show More Summary

Can deepwater wind farms power the world?

In a study published on Oct. 9 researchers estimated that deepwater offshore turbines could produce three to five times as much energy as land-based turbines.        

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the oceans could allow offshore turbines to generate far more energy than a land-based windShow More Summary

Bad-news weather forecast for Wine Country: High winds returning

The dry offshore gales that propelled massive blazes in the Wine Country will return Wednesday, increasing the risk of fires in the North Bay, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said they are likely to issue a red flag warning Tuesday night for the North Bay and possibly extend it to the East Bay. Show More Summary

Open Ocean Presents Considerable Opportunity For Offshore Wind Energy Generation

New research from the Carnegie Institution for Science has highlighted the "considerable opportunity" of developing offshore wind in the open ocean, which could generate up to three to five times as much energy as wind farms on land.  Open...Show More Summary

Siemens Gamesa Awarded Service Agreement For UK’s 504 Megawatt Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm

Newly-formed Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that it has been awarded an extension to its service agreement for the 504 MW Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm in the UK.  Siemens Gamesa Awarded Service Agreement For UK’s...Show More Summary

Fast-moving wildfires roar across Napa and Sonoma Valleys, forcing residents to flee

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Wildfires ignited on Sunday night and Monday morning in California's prized wine country, advancing with stunning, and potentially deadly, speed across the dry and gusty Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Dy air and offshore winds gusting to 55 miles per hour fanned the flames. Show More Summary

Panel eyes potential benefits of offshore wind development

Delaware's legacy of questionable renewable energy projects loomed inescapably in the background Friday as a state panel formed to study the potential environmental and economic development benefits of offshore wind … Click to Continue »

European Winds Rising

Wind Energy In Europe: Outlook To 2020 September 2017 (WindEurope) “After a likely record [14 GW] year in 2017…[European wind] growth could continue at an average of 12.6 GW for the next four years. Offshore [wind could] represent aShow More Summary

Trump Not Acting on Offshore Wind Threats, Dong Says

By Peter Levring (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s threats against wind energy have so far proven empty, according to an industry giant that expects to grow in the U.S. Thomas Thune Andersen, the chairman of Dong Energy A/S, says the world’s biggest offshore wind developer hasn’t seen any actions that have followed Trump’s verbal attacks. Show More Summary

Shell Is Said to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Wind Farm

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DONG Energy sees European renewable power purchase market taking off

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Offshore wind firm, DONG Energy, soon to be renamed Orsted, says big European companies are increasingly interested in buying renewable power directly from renewable developers as they seek to reduce their carbon footprint.

UK Wind Price Now Beats Nuclear

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening; Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous John Sauven,...Show More Summary

Cheap Offshore Wind Won’t Make UK Give Up on Nuclear

A pricing record for offshore wind this month won't change Britain's nuclear plans, government sources confirmed. “We need a diverse energy mix to ensure that demand for energy can always be met, and both nuclear and renewables will play an important role in this for many years to come,” a spokesperson for the U.K. Show More Summary

WATCH: Maersk Cable Layer Performs ‘Engineered Grounding’ for First Time

Check out this video showing how a Maersk Supply Service cable layer carried out the company’s first ‘engineered grounding’ to run a cable and bring offshore wind energy ashore, meaning a more cost-effective process and a better flow of power. Show More Summary

Europe Could Have 200 Gigawatts of Wind by 2020, Putting It Ahead of America

Europe’s total installed wind power capacity could surpass 200 gigawatts in 2020, according to a forecast issued by trade body WindEurope this week. And up to 15 percent of that capacity could be offshore, WindEurope predicted. The offshore...Show More Summary

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