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Oil and gas workers would consider another industry

Oil and gas workers would consider another industry: Almost 81% of oil and gas industry workers would consider a job in another sector. The environmental collective Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace say in a new report, which suggests more than half of oil and gas workers would be interested in finding a…
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Green credentials secured by Galloper offshore wind farm

Green credentials secured by Galloper offshore wind farm: An award in recognition of its improved environmental performance has been made to the Galloper offshore wind farm. An internationally-recognised Environmental Management System (EMS), ISO 14001 certification has been received, which if achieved, highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. Located 27km off the coast of Suffolk…
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Walney offshore wind farm SSE stake sold for £350m

Walney offshore wind farm SSE stake sold for £350m: In a deal worth £350 million for the Walney Offshore Wind Farm, SSE has agreed to sell its non-operating stake. Greencoat UK Wind Plc (UKW) is purchasing the 25.1% interest, equating to a capacity of 92MW, following the sale SSE’s renewable generation capacity will be reduced…
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Offshore tech offered free access to test facilities

Offshore tech offered free access to test facilities: An invitation has been offered to developers of offshore energy technologies to apply for free access to test facilities in Europe. Developers of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component and sensor level have open access to the MaRINET2 (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network)…
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SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19

SSE project launched to recruit post COVID-19: A new pilot programme to recruit people in the energy industry has been launched by SSE in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and to help fill the skills gap. To support people who have taken a career break or are looking to return to the sector, the…
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UK retains its status as biggest offshore wind market

UK retains its status as biggest offshore wind market: For the first six months of 2020 the UK has retained its dominant place in the global offshore wind market. The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has recently reported, with more than 10GW of cumulative installed capacity, with which it suggests the country kept the top…
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Wind farm operations do not risk Lobsters health

Wind farm operations do not risk Lobsters health: Lobsters have been shown that they can co-exist in harmony with offshore wind farms. The Holderness Fishing Industry Group (HFIG) has found in a new study, which suggests no significant negative impact on populations of European lobsters has been found from wind farm construction and operation. The…
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Offshore wind & geothermal mine water wins funding

Offshore wind & geothermal mine water wins funding: 17 projects have been chosen by the government that will each receive funding of up to £50,000 to respond to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change. Construction of large-scale offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea from 2025 onwards is one of the…
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25% of global offshore wind market owned by UK

25% of global offshore wind market owned by UK: A quarter of all offshore wind projects around the world is owned by the UK who are currently dominating the offshore wind market. The trade association RenewableUK says in a new report, which suggests the UK boasting a total capacity of 38.9GW, has retained its top…
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