Heliport for offshore wind could help struggling North Sea sector

A new concept for a floating helipad to service the offshore wind sector, could help the struggling North Sea chopper industry. With cutbacks in the oil and gas sector, the huge helicopter industry built to support North Sea exploration has also suffered a downturn. But now a new concept for a floating helipad that would […]

‘We can only see a year ahead’, fret renewable investors

Businesses and investors in the renewable sector fear they can only see a year ahead because of confusing policy signals over key subsidies. More than 200 investors, solar and wind power firms, charities and trade unions have signed a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg asking them to ensure […]

Wave and tidal firms win £7m funding

Nine wave and tidal research and development projects have won funding worth $£7m. Some £6.6m of the money is coming from the Technology Strategy Board, a government-backed funding programme, while £400,000 is being out up by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The nine projects are run by Aquamarine Power, Aviation Enterprises, AWS Ocean […]