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  • UK Government announces backing for 8 major renewable energy projects
    Today the United Kingdom Government announced that deals have been agreed to provide financial support for eight major renewable energy projects which will provide enough renewable energy capacity to power millions of homes. Of the eight renewable energy projects five …
  • UK public greatly favours onshore wind over fracking
    A new poll, published this week by You Gov, has revealed the strong and continuing support which the British public has for onshore energy wind energy. In total 2,061 people were surveyed to gauge public support and preference for differing …
  • Gamesa unveils new anti-ice tech
    This week turbine manufacturer Gamesa launched a new and innovative solution to ice formation on turbine blades. The new system, known as ‘Bladeshield’, is a paint based solution, featuring the usage of nano-materials, which is designed to combat the issue …
  • UK renewable energy at record high
    New figures published last week by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change in it’s ‘Energy Trends‘ document have revealed that the amount of electricity being produced from the country’s renewable energy infrastructure has increased dramatically over the course …
  • Siemens announces major investment in Hull
    This week the United Kingdom’s wind industry received a major boost as German manufacturing heavyweight Siemens announced plans to progress with the construction of  large-scale turbine production and installation facilities. These new developments not only serve to underline and maintain …
  • Wind energy save EU €2.4 billion worth of water a year
    A report published last week by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has highlighted the cost to the union of non-renewable forms of electricity generation. The report, entitled ‘Saving Water with Wind Energy’, has revealed both the amount of water …
  • Construction begins on £1bn Grid Link
    Construction work has begun this week on the new £1 billion grid link between Hunterston in Ayrshire and Connah’s Quay in Wales. This marks the commencement of what is expected to be the first of several major grid upgrade projects …
  • New UK Wind Energy Records Set
    This week it was announced by industry trade body RenewableUK that the month of February 2014 had seen several wind power records being broken. The announcement followed the publication of electricity generation statistics for February by the National Grid. Despite …
  • Wind Turbine Lifespans Surpass Expectations
    Last week a report published by the Imperial College revealed that the operational lifespan of wind turbines may be longer than had been previously believed. The new study demonstrates that wind turbines remain productive in generating electricity for at least …
  • New wind capacity unlocked by radar tech
    This week air traffic services company National Air Traffic Services (NATS) announced that it had signed an agreement with two large-scale onshore wind energy developers which could open up a large section of the South of Scotland and the North …

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Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister

“The offshore wind industry is seeking leadership and immediate support from government and the Scottish Government is determined to provide that...”

Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister
George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

“When money is short, we should ruthlessly prioritise those areas of public spending which are most likely to support economic growth, including investments in our transport and green energy infrastructure.”

George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer
Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister

“Scotland has unrivalled green energy resources and our new national target to generate 80% of electricity needs from renewables by 2020 will be exceeded by delivering current plans for wind, wave and tidal generation.”

Alex Salmond, Scottish First Minister
José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President

“We need to do for energy what we have done for mobile phones: real choice for consumers in one European marketplace.”

José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President
Paul Rübig, MEP

“The larger the renewables industry in Europe becomes, the sooner European industry can benefit from economies of scale, ultimately making renewables more competitive.”

Paul Rübig, MEP
Willy De Backer, Head of the Greening Europe Forum, Friends of Europe

“Renewables have gone from being a sideshow to being the key solution, together with energy efficiency, for the transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Willy De Backer, Head of the Greening Europe Forum, Friends of Europe