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Erosion threatens Scroby windfarm stability

The continuing dredging of aggregate in close proximity to the Scroby wind turbines has brought about a considerable reduction to the Scroby Sandbank and loss of the seabed, to the extent that the wind turbines embedded nearby are now threatened with instability. Three years ago the deeply entrenched power line taking the generated power from […]

Seal of Approval for Windfarms

Since their construction, the eighty-eight wind turbines of Sheringham ShoalA sandbank or sandbar that makes the water shallow windfarm off the North Norfolk Coast have come under fire from critics, some of them claiming that their views from Blakeney Point have been spoilt and others that they would inhibit the fishing and wildlife of the […]

Renewable Energy World International

We provide here the text of an article published by Renewable Energy World International, 30th August 2012, which provides a thorough review of the main companies now developing marine renewable energy technologies in UK seas. Both the range of technologies and their potential are considerable.

The London Array: the world’s largest offshore wind farm

As Britain strives to meet European renewable energy targets, the world’s largest offshore wind farm is rising from the waves off the coasts of Kent and Essex.
article in The Daily Telegraph Saturday Magazine, 28th July 2012, author Edward Platt, which reports on the near completion of the London Array offshore windfarm, the world’s largest, and the current condition of the UK offshore wind energy industry.

Offshore Wind Farms

A comprehensive listing of all UK offshore wind farms, those now operational, now under construction, approved, withdrawn after approval or after submission, submitted and site awarded can be seen by visiting www.bwea.com/ukwed/offshore.asp

More sea-derived energy — ‘Neptune Proteus NP1000′

From ‘The Engineer’ of 11th January ’10 comes this story by Siobham Wagner entitled ‘Humber rides the Wave’ of a demonstration of a new tidal-energy machine called ‘Neptune Proteus NP1000′ soon to be deployed in the Humber Estuary.

Mega-windfarm coming to offshore Norfolk

Approval is imminent for a £100 billion investment into third-generation windfarms that will include 1,000 turbines to be placed by Scottish Power and Sweden’s state-owned Vattenfall 15 miles off the Norfolk coast. But construction of the massive project may not start until 2018.

Fuel from the seabed

There are plans to generate a synthetic fuel gas by gently burning coal deposits under the seabed of North and North-East Norfolk and other UK coastal areas.

Severn Tidal Power Consultation

The government is consulting not about a final decision, but over which projects should be taken forward on the shortlist for further study — or which ones should be added. Marinet supports much opinion and local people in large majority who want the “megabarrage” dropped from the shortlist.

Power from Tidal Currents — grossly undervalued

The Carbon Trust’s Future Marine Energy (January 2006) gave a low figure for the total UK resource and relatively high costs for power from marine currents. How reliable are its projections?

Proposed Wash Barrage

The proposal to construct a barrage across The Wash has brought about a whole new debate over the apparent conflict of interests between those who wish to see protection of people and property as Global Warming escalates sea rise, and those who wish to maintain such an internationally important wetland site free from damage.

Proposed Wash Barrage

The proposal to construct a barrage across The Wash has brought about a whole new debate over the apparent conflict of interests between those who wish to see protection of people and property as Global Warming escalates sea rise, and those who wish to maintain such an internationally important wetland site free from damage.

Britain’s first Tidal power farm — off Anglesey coast

Npower Renewables have teamed up with Marine Current Turbines (MCT) to propose seven tidal current turbines generating 1.5 MW three km north-west of the coast of the Anglesey in an area known as the Skerries.

Could sea power solve the energy crisis?

Research being conducted at Southampton University into marine renewable energy technology believes that a system developed by the French inventor Georges Claude in the 1920s could provide all the electricity and hydrogen that we need globally, along with large amounts of desalinated water.

Tidal Power for the UK — the Severn Estuary debate

Should we be building tidal barrages, tidal lagoons or marine current turbines in the Severn estuary and around UK coasts? Which technology is best, offering cost-efficient and reliable electricity generation and an acceptable environmental impact? This article looks at the facts and myths in this important debate.

Tidal News for MARINET — How will the Commission report?

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) aims to report on its tidal power studies early in October 2007.

Technological Advance in Generating Electricity from Tides

Significant developments announced in the technology for generating electricity from tides and tidal currents in the UK.

Climate Change and the Marine Environment Nov 06

Report of the Coastal Futures conference

Wave & Tidal Power in the Severn?

“best prospect is tidal current turbines” — Barry & Vale FoE contribute to the debate

Wave & Tidal Technology Symposium

Organised in Bristol, 13th July 2006, by the Renewable Energy Association

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