Green light for 'biggest' wave farmBBC | 22 May 2013
Plans for the world's largest commercial wave farm off the Western Isles move forward after minister give full consent for the project.
First SIDS DOCK Pacific Meeting Reviews ProgressInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 20 May 2013
The first SIDS DOCK Pacific Regional Meeting reviewed the current work of the first phase of the SIDS DOCK Support Programme and discussed its next phase. SIDS DOCK is an initiative developed by small island developing States (SIDS) for SIDS to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and contribute towards sustainable development with support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.
Scottish government approves windfarm opposed by Donald TrumpGuardian Unlimited | 26 Mar 2013
Scottish ministers have given the go-ahead to an experimental offshore windfarm site near Aberdeen after ignoring Donald Trump's angry threats of legal action to block the project. Trump has repeatedly attacked the European offshore wind deployment centre (EOWDC) proposal, alleging the turbines will ruin the view from his £750m golf resort.
Many partners, one team approach to sustainable energy for all in the Pacific IslandsSecretariat of the Pacific Community | 04 Mar 2013
The development of clean and sustainable energy for all in seven Pacific Islands – Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu – has taken another step forward with USD 4 million provided by the government of Denmark through the Small Islands Developing States DOCK or SIDS DOCK mechanism.
Blowing in the windWorld Fishing | 22 Feb 2013
Recently, East Coast fishermen have been alarmed by a new threat: the plan for a gargantuan network of offshore wind-power farms, steps hard on their fishing tows.
Oregon Plans for Offshore Marine Renewable EnergyNOAA's National Ocean Service | 13 Feb 2013
Oregon has officially amended its Territorial Sea Plan to allow for siting of marine renewable energy development projects in state waters. The amendment identifies four "Renewable Energy Suitability Study Areas" along the Oregon coast where initial development of wave energy will be encouraged and pose the least conflict with existing ocean uses and natural resources.
Will connecting offshore wind to the grid really cost £17bn?Guardian Unlimited | 15 Jan 2013
A release from the reputable House of Commons Public Accounts Committee reported in almost every newspaper this week claimed it was £17bn. That, the Telegraph calculated, adds up to £35 a year on household bills who are helping to pay for a 10-11% return on investment for those lucky enough to own an offshore wind power line. Is it true?
Tidal power has 'huge potential'BBC | 14 Jan 2013
The power of tidal currents around the UK's coastline could provide more than 20% of the nations electricity needs, a report suggests.
Pro-wind protesters gather for offshore windfarmGuardian Unlimited | 14 Jan 2013
Protests both for and against an offshore windfarm gathered on Swanage seafront on Sunday, in an unusual demonstration of pro-wind activism in the UK. About 400 protesters turned out in response to plans for a 100-330 turbine project called Navitus Bay, with approximately 100 for and 300 against.
Improving the Institutional Framework for Energy in the Maldives: A First Stepesmap.org | 11 Jan 2013
In addition to being recognized as a prime tourist destination, the Maldives is increasingly well known for its vulnerability to climate change and its efforts on the global stage to raise awareness about its plight. As part of this campaign, the Government of Maldives declared a policy objective in 2009 to become a carbon neutral country by 2020.
Turbines installed at wind farmBBC | 26 Dec 2012
One of the world's largest offshore wind farms off the east Kent coast is on target to become fully operational in the spring.
Wind farm impact to be examinedBBC | 15 Dec 2012
The firm behind a planned offshore wind farm on the south coast of England says it will look to see how it can "mitigate" campaigners' concerns.