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Educational remit to ambitious initiative

19/05/2008

SUPERGEN has an educational as well as a research remit and the associated doctoral training programme will ensure that PhD students attached to Supergen will receive targeted training in their chosen field of research from the most eminent specialists in the field. The programme includes quarterly training sessions and close association between the students and the professional researchers involved in the main Supergen research.

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Success leads to second Supergen

19/05/2008

THE first phase of Supergen (Marine) concluded in September, 2007. However, the team was asked to bid for continuing work in 2006 and, once again, the partners were asked to subject their proposals and output from first phase for peer review.

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Saving our energy skin – and that’s no exaggeration

19/05/2008

EWEA is sticking to the target it set in 2003 of 180,000MW by 2020 and 300,000MW by 2030, 40% of which is expected to be offshore wind. It should be borne in mind that the European Parliament has, for many years, been calling for a mandatory 25% target for renewable energy by 2020, though the current firm commitment is 20% (equivalent to 30% of the community's entire electricity requirements).

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Time for Nimby brigade to wake up

19/05/2008

AS IF the foregoing isn't enough to chew over, there is also the not-in-my-back-yard brigade to contend with - individuals, various NGOs and other organisations, poorly conceived national and local-government policy and planning decisions, and so forth. With 6,000MW of projects stuck in planning, the UK is a prime example of where there needs to be a big-time sort-out.

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