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US and UK to collaborate on ‘floating’ wind turbines

The new technology could allow Britain to harness the consistently higher wind speeds available over deeper water A floating wind turbine with a capacity of 2.3MW, about 12km south-east of Karmøy, Norway. Photograph: StatoilHydro The UK and US will work … Continue reading

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World’s biggest wind farm planned for off south coast of England

The world’s biggest wind farm is being planned off England’s south coast. In 2010, the Crown Estate, which manages the sea bed off Britain’s coastline, held an auction to develop large scale, offshore wind farms around the UK Photo: REX … Continue reading

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£20m wave energy competition unveiled

The prize money will be shared between two winners, who will develop the first wave and tidal devices to sit in array formation Marine energy companies such as Pelamis, the manufacturer of this wave ‘snake’, could win a share of … Continue reading

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Ignacio Galán: We need balanced and honest debate over future energy supplies

It seems few things arouse passions these days like energy and how it affects us all. And so it should – it’s imperative that we have an honest and balanced debate on energy policy so that we take the right … Continue reading

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Renewables industry calls for clarity on post-2020 energy targets

Industry welcomes secretary of state’s support, but urges government to clarify what energy targets it wants to see through to 2030 A tidal energy turbine in Invergordon, Scotland, in 2010. The renewable energy industry wants clarity on government plans for … Continue reading

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UK opposes 2030 renewable energy target

Fledgling green industries could be hit as document reveals move to put nuclear power on equal footing with renewable energy UK’s renewable energy sector has already suffered a series of blows with Tory MPs attacking subsidies, including those for wind … Continue reading

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Tidal power harnessed to light and heat the huge Deep aquarium in Hull

The Humber estuary’s tidal stream will power a 20m platform’s hidden turbine – and Treasury secretary Danny Alexander should glimpse it on a visit to Hull this week Big museum, little generator, happy fish. Neptune Renewable Energy’s Proteus moored off … Continue reading

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