Galloper Wind Farm canters on after permission granted

Today the Energy Secretary gave his permission for a new 504MW offshore wind farm near the Sizewell nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast. Project developers RWE npower renewables and SSE renewables can now canter on with building the Galloper wind farm’s 140 turbines. It could generate enough electricity to power as many as 500,000 homes a […]

ELN wins best journalism award

ELN has picked up the inaugural Best Journalism award at the 2012 Scottish Green Energy Awards. The award ceremony took place in front of a packed house of a thousand people from some of the UK’s biggest names in green energy, including guest of honour, Business Secretary Vince Cable, at the illustrious National Museum of […]

Plans for Wales’ first tidal energy farm falling into place

Wales could be in line to get its first tidal energy farm after the Crown Estate granted a lease agreement to the Skerries Tidal Stream Array. Run by Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables, the array is planned to be built off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales. MCT says it […]

UK wind farms generate first electricity

Two new UK wind farms have generated electricity for the first time. Greater Gabbard, 23km off the Suffolk coast, and Walney, 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness, both reached the milestone on Friday. Greater Gabbard is owned and developed by Scottish & Southern Energy and RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy. Three turbines kicked […]

UK’s biggest CHP plant built in Fife

RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy, has started to build a £199m biomass combined heat and power plant in Fife. The new facility will be the biggest of its kind in the UK, have an installed output of 50 MW and be able to deliver up to 120 metric tonnes of industrial […]

Wales launches green ports study

The Welsh Assembly Government is to assess the impact of green energy projects on ports across Wales. It has commissioned a study to identify and review current and future green energy developments which may have affect ports, including offshore wind, onshore wind, tidal and wave energy. The report will review the needs of low-carbon energy […]

Go-ahead for turbine projects

Planning approval for windfarms in the UK continues apace, with the go-ahead being given for both on-and offshore facilities. A windfarm on land bordering Teesside and North Yorkshire will be built by Broadview Energy, an independent developer of onshore farms in the UK established in 2003. Five turbines between Hilton and Seamer are due to […]