As key members of the offshore wind industry gather in Glasgow this week for the All-Energy Conference, there should be plenty of grounds for optimism. The industry is already delivering on its promises. By 2020 our sector will have delivered 10GW of installed capacity, providing clean and green electricity for 8 million homes. Over £30 billion of private sector capital will have been deployed, supporting thousands of high quality jobs and creating economic activity and opportunity in industrial towns and coastal communities around the country.
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) is to explore how oil and gas skills and knowledge could help shape the future of the Scotland's renewables sector.
The five finalists in the All-Energy Marine Renewable Energy Investment Challenge have been announced.
Representatives from around 400 companies and delagates from across 16 countries are to descend on Glasgow tomorrow for the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference.
Minister for Transport, Humza Yousaf, is set to speak at the UK's largest renewable energy conference.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to speak at the opening plenary session of the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference All-Energy next month.
The former shadow energy minister and chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) said scrutiny "should be embraced" by those working across different power sources.
A new map has been created to showcase the potential for SolarPV in Ireland.
The number of project finance deals reported last year dropped by 14%, according to new figures.
The next Scottish Government should work with industry to develop a clear framework for further investment in renewable energy, according to a boss of ScottishPower.
BVG Associates said it has been selected to continue working with Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands & Island Enterprise (HIE) supporting companies to make the most of renewable energy opportunities.
Dong Energy is encouraging businesses to move towards new innovative technologies in the renewables industry.
All-Energy 2016 has got underway with more than 400 exhibitors from 14 countries.
Energy consultancy Everoze has developed a new system to help project owners make better decisions about the future of renewables assets and portfolios as they reach maturity.
Dong Energy said it will cover additional costs associated with "going green" so that businesses can access renewable electricity and achieve sustainability ambitions.
“You can no longer solve the energy problem by ignoring the environment or solve the environment by ignoring energy.” This was the sentiment of Business Opportunity Manager Bill Spence from Shell Upstream International as he spoke about the oil major’s CCS (Carbon Capture Storage) project at All-Energy 2015. He said there could be “no silver bullet” but that both the UK and Scotland – where the Peterhead Carbon Capture Storage project would be based – had begun to take an important lead. Once completed, it would be the first full-scale CCS project on a gas-based power station.
A renewables group focused on encouraging more women into the sector is looking for further funding options. WiRES (Women in Renewables Energy Scotland) is looking at its next steps after funding from Close the Gap came to an end. Dr Abbe Brown, from the Centre for Energy Law, the University of Aberdeen said more needed to be done to encourage women and people generally to take up STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths) subjects and close the skills gap within the industry.
Global energy solutions provider Vergnet has set up a UK subsidiary as it looks to set up a British base. The company, which s headquarterd in France, has installed a total of 28 wind turbines across the country. The manufacturer of medium scale wind turbines will set up the base in Ripley, Derbyshire.
The European's Commission's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 has granted €17million in funding for the Clean Energy From Ocean Waves (CEFOW). The five-year project is to research and develop the use of the Penguin wave energy converter, which was developed by the Finnish company Wello, in electricity grid conditions. The multi-device test project will be carried out at Wave Hub in Cornwall.
Scotland has always led the way in renewables and All Energy has long been a showcase for the wide range of technologies which will enable the renewable and low carbon transition.
The Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) project partners are set to announce their key emerging findings from the second phase of their research at All-Energy 2015. The project is a collaboration between the Scottish Government and its counterparts in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. It aims to both facilitate and stimulate investment in an offshore transmission network to support the integration of renewable energy resources.
More than 450 exhibitors from over 20 countries are set to descend on Glasgow for All-Energy 2015 which begins tomorrow. The event, which orignally began in Aberdeen, has moved to the central belt for the first time in its history. There will be more than 440 speakers, including Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, who will speak at the opening plenary session.
Cheap hotel prices in Glasgow in early May highlight one of the reasons why the organisers of the UK’s largest green-energy show were so keen to move it from Aberdeen this year. But it could be back in Europe’s energy capital within a few years, thanks to current hotel projects and a major new venue in the city, north-east MSP Lewis Macdonald told the Press & Journal. A check yesterday on a well-known booking website showed rooms in three-star hotels in Glasgow on Tuesday May 5, the eve of All-Energy 2015, and Wednesday, May 6 are available from £45 a night. For those people still needing a room after the event ends on Thursday, May 7, three-star budget accommodation is available for only £35.
Glasgow organisers have predicted a key renewable energy conference will start to grow attendance numbers again after relocating from its home in Aberdeen.
The annual All-Energy show suffered a sharp fall in attendance in its final visit to Aberdeen before a controversial move to Glasgow. A total of 6,875 people attended the two-day renewable-energy event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre this week. This was down from last year’s total of 7,687 and more than 8,000 visitors in 2012. All-Energy conference director Judith Patten said: “Yes, the figure is lower. “Shows reflect what is happening in the industry they serve; and the renewables industry is – as was made clear in many presentations – coping with changing policy.