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01 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
World-class factory opening in Hull marks new era for Britain’s offshore wind industry »
RenewableUK says today’s official opening of Siemens’ new offshore wind plant in Hull   represents a major stride fo...
25 November 2016
Major offshore wind contract for Harland and Wolff shows industrial benefits of renewables to UK »
RenewableUK welcomes today’s announcement by Harland and Wolff in Belfast that it has won a major contract to supply steel...
15 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK Chief Executive highlights low cost of wind to Lords Committee »
    The Chief Executive of RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, gave evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs C...
09 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government support for offshore wind creates massive economic opportunity for Britain »
RenewableUK says today’s Government announcement of the next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will p...
07 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK response to Exeter University report on bats and wind turbines »
Responding to the publication today by Exeter University of a new report on wind turbines and bats, "Ecological impact ass...
01 November 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Huge contract shows offshore wind delivering massive industrial benefits to Britain »
RenewableUK is highlighting today’s announcement by JDR Cables in Hartlepool that it has won a major contract to supply ca...
31 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Britain should seize offshore wind export prize says industry chief »
RenewableUK is releasing a new document today which highlights the offshore wind industry’s export potential. The do...
27 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New record: public support for onshore wind reaches highest level ever »
RenewableUK is highlighting new official Government statistics which show that a record high of 71% of people support onsh...
13 October 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK responds to call from Committee on Climate Change for new auctions for low-carbon power »
Responding to the publication of a series of reports today by the Government's advisory body, the Committee...
12 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Launch of world’s largest tidal stream power project is a major step forward for renewables »
RenewableUK says today’s official launch of the MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland – the largest project of its kind...
06 September 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government’s approval of east coast offshore wind farm infrastructure creates UK job opportunities »
Government’s approval of east coast offshore wind farm infrastructure creates opportunities for UK jobs  ...
26 August 2016
Battery storage and renewables are modernising Britain’s energy system »
RenewableUK is responding to the results of today’s auction by National Grid to provide 200 megawatts of power to help bal...
16 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government gives go-ahead to world’s largest offshore wind farm »
RenewableUK is responding to the news that the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm from DONG Energy has gained planning consent...
09 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK appoints new Executive Director to lead communication and policy work for industry »
RenewableUK has appointed Emma Pinchbeck as its new Executive Director, with responsibility for leading the organisation’s...
05 August 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New report finds offshore wind industry can create jobs in UK east coast ports »
Offshore Wind Industry Council media release – Friday 5th August 2016   A strategi...
28 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Renewable energy outperforms coal in new official UK electricity statistics »
The Government’s new annual energy statistics show that renewable energy sources are replacing coal as mainstream technolo...
27 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK leads Europe with £8.5bn boost from offshore wind »
RenewableUK is responding to the release of a report from WindEurope covering investment in offshore wind for the first ha...
14 July 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Energy is the UK’s big infrastructure opportunity - and must be at forefront of new Department »
Responding to the creation of a new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, headed by a new Secretary of S...
30 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government’s bold leadership on carbon reduction will secure more investment in British renewables »
RenewableUK says today’s announcement that the Government has approved an ambitious Carbon Budget out to 2032 underlines...
29 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK CEO: onshore wind offers UK investment opportunity »
RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal has said the economic uncertainty caused by nation’s decision to leave the EU st...
24 June 2016
RenewableUK statement on EU referendum result »
RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal, said: “As a trade association, RenewableUK has a wide range of member compa...
22 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scottish Energy Minister highlights ground-breaking innovations in offshore wind »
The new Scottish Energy Minister has said that “Scotland has the potential to be at the forefront in all stages of offsho...
22 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global renewable energy leader highlights “huge UK success” in wind power »
One of the world’s leading advocates of renewable energy, the Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance Michael Liebreich, s...
21 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK CEO: “Offshore wind is leading a new infrastructure revolution” »
In his first speech to the offshore wind industry, RenewableUK’s new Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal, described the renewable...
16 June 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New deal announced to use British steel in local wind farms »
RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables are today welcoming the announcement by Liberty House Group that it has bought a Briti...
07 June 2016
UK boost from Blyth offshore wind farm »
RenewableUK is welcoming today’s announcement that EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) is to start work on the Blyth offshore w...
23 May 2016
UK to secure 10% of its electricity from offshore wind »
RenewableUK is welcoming today’s £2.6 billion Final Investment Decision by SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDI...
13 May 2016
Wind outperforms coal for an entire month for the first time ever »
RenewableUK is highlighting the fact that, for the first time, wind generated more electricity than coal over the course o...
13 May 2016
£1.3 billion announcement shows high confidence in UK offshore wind industry »
RenewableUK says today’s announcement by Statkraft, Statoil and Masdar that a £1.3 billion agreement has been reached, to...
11 May 2016
Passing of Energy Bill opens up route to cheaper electricity for UK consumers »
RenewableUK says energy policy has reached a significant moment, as the Energy Bill has concluded its passage through Parl...
28 April 2016
British public says renewables offer massive economic benefits - and wants more of them »
RenewableUK is highlighting new official Government statistics which show that the British public believes that renewable...
14 April 2016
RenewableUK comment on David MacKay »
Commenting on the sad loss of David MacKay, former Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Energy and Climate Change...
31 March 2016
Government figures show renewables breaking new records and electricity bills coming down »
New official figures released today highlight the record performance of renewable energy over the past year. Renewables ar...
23 March 2016
New website launched to engage young people across the UK in the energy debate »
A new interactive website has been launched today, designed to engage 11-16 year olds across the United Kingdom in a debat...
16 March 2016
RenewableUK comment on Budget Speech »
Commenting on the Budget Speech, RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s ann...

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