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  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    News that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has awarded an investment contract for the planned Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm off Norfolk received positive feedback in the East of England Energy Zone (EEEZ). EEEZ inward investment director James Gray said: “Dudgeon is a key project for us, being only 20 miles off Cromer and […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dominion Virginia Power has been awarded an additional $47 million from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to help fund the construction of a 12-megawatt demonstration project, consisting of two 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines on innovative substructures that will produce enough electricity to power up to 3,000 homes. “This was a highly competitive process […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 by the Treasury, which confirms the levels of financial support for onshore and offshore wind between 2015 and 2019. The reduction in financial support for offshore wind is less steep than had been mooted in the draft strike prices which were published in the […]

  • 21 March 2011

    The Scottish government has abandoned plans for two offshore wind farms identified by the Crown Estate as part of its Scottish Territorial…   (environmental-expert) [mappress] Source: environmental-expert , March 21, 2011

  • 12 June 2012

    Over the previous 20 years, the Conservative government has committed $35 billion to the largest and most extensive overhaul of Canada’s navy and Coast Guard. Massive investment will hopefully once again present Canada as a global shipbuilding power by transforming Halifax and Vancouver shipyard into world-class production centres, reports While the government has held […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Queensland-based civil construction and dredging company Hall Contracting has commended the state government on its recent decision to dispose of dredge spoil from the Abbot Point Coal Terminal at the T2 industrial site just weeks after coming into power. Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall said environmental concerns surrounding the Abbot Point Coal Terminal had […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Authorities & Government

    Carnegie’s subsidiary, CWE Ireland, has welcomed  the Irish Government’s recent announcement, according to which EUR 26 million would be invested in wave and tidal energy development. The Government’s plan also assesses that the marine renewable resources around the Irish coast amount to  up to 70GW,enough to supply Irish energy needs by more than 14 times. […]

  • 21 March 2011

    The Scottish government has abandoned plans for two offshore wind farms identified by the Crown Estate as part of its Scottish Territorial…   (environmental-expert) [mappress] Source: environmental-expert , March 21, 2011

  • 28 June 2013

    Following the recent announcements made by the UK government, Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables released a statement. She said: “The UK Government’s commitment to provide extra support for renewable generators on the Scottish islands will help reassure investors who are faced with the highest grid connection charges in the UK – but […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Authorities & Government

    The recent announcement by the UK Government about the measures to help boost investment in the renewable energy industries has been welcomed by many industry leaders. Among them was Neil Etherington, Able UK’s group development director who said: “The fact that the Government has come forward with the announcement on strike prices earlier than expected […]

  • 18 July 2014

    Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has condemned the latest overturn of the Senate’s decision to disallow the issuing of Marine Crew Visas to foreign workers applying for offshore jobs.   Just one day after Labor, the Greens and the Palmer United Party teamed up to stop foreign workers being employed on maritime crew visas, Liberal Senator Michaelia […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to address capability issues for the Royal Australian Navy and to begin the long-term revitalisation of naval shipbuilding nationally. ASC reiterated a strong support the Federal Government’s decision to accelerate the Future Frigate program and its commitment to fund engineering and design work which will […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    To maintain a presence and to undertake a range of border protection and other duties at Ashmore Island, located 500 nautical miles west of Darwin, a contract to build The Long Term Ashmore Capability (LTAC) On Station Vessel (OSV) was signed on 13th February 2013 between the Australian Government and Gardline Australia Pty Ltd. This […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities & Government

    Hawaii State Legislature has passed a bill that increases renewable energy portfolio standards to 30 percent by December 31, 2020, 70 percent by December 31, 2040, and 100 percent by December 31, 2045. Besides being a solar-friendly state, Hawaii could easily reach its goal with other clean energy resources, such as tidal power, for which […]

  • 25 February 2015

    RenewableUK has welcomed the latest announcement by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, who gave details of the £14.3 million budget for Wave Energy Scotland, along with its business plan, the first call for funding and its programme of activity. Commenting on Mr Ewing’s announcement, RenewableUK’s Wave & Tidal Development Manager Dee Nunn said: “This is […]

  • 7 August 2012

    According to the Business Line, three Major Ports have approached the Government for approval to raise Rs 3,500 crore through issue of tax-free bonds. These Ports are: 1. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Rs 2,000 crore, 2. Mumbai Port – Rs 500 crore, 3. Ennore Port – Rs 1,000 crore. Besides Major Ports, the public […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Authorities & Government

    The REA praised the Government’s East Marine Plans, approved by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and published by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Inshore and Offshore East Marine Plans are the first two of 11 Marine Plans the Government intends to complete by 2021. These will eventually set planning guidance for sustainable development in all […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Western Australian Government’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has awarded $15.75 million grant funding to Carnegie’s CETO technology and Albany wave energy project. In addition, the WA Government has awarded $3.75 million to the University of Western Australia to establish and manage an associated Wave Energy Research Centre in Albany, Western Australia. Carnegie’s managing […]

  • 16 July 2010

    The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is backing the government’s move to replace heavy fossil fuels with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the coun… [mappress] Source: jamaica-gleaner, July 16, 2010;

  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities & Government

    MeyGen has welcomed Scottish Government’s approval of the 86MW tidal energy project located in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Caithness, home to one of Europe’s greatest tidal resources. Ed Rollings, Environment & Consents Manager of MeyGen, commented: “The award of this consent is the culmination of over 4 years […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has stopped dredging operations on the banks of Aklan River, which were carried out without the required permits from the DENR and the local government. PNA news agency reported that the DENR on Tuesday swooped down on a 50-ton Chinese boat conducting dredging activities along the […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The UK government has committed to help fund innovative technologies and fuels to reduce maritime emissions, ultimately helping create a zero-emissions sector. The government, in partnership with industry, has committed to spending over GBP 6 million (USD 7.8 million) on funding trials of innovative energy saving devices, such as state of the art propellers, on […]