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Press Releases
23 February 2017
New research heightens cross-party calls for wave & tidal energy to be part of Industrial Strategy »
Leaders of the marine energy industry are gathering with MPs from across the political spectrum in central London today to...
21 February 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
RenewableUK welcomes UKERC report on the benefits of a flexible power system »
RenewableUK is commenting on a new report by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) which highlights the economic benefits...
24 January 2017
Winners of Renewable Energy Health and Safety Awards announced »
RenewableUK is today announcing that SSE has won the Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2017. The award was...
24 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Offshore wind on target to become lowest-cost, large scale clean energy source »
Offshore Wind Programme Board press release (Tuesday 24 January 2017) Offshore wind on target to become lowes...
23 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Renewables industry can take the lead in Government’s modern Industrial Strategy »
RenewableUK welcomes the Government’s commitment to “support industries of the future” in its modern Industrial Strategy...
17 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prime Minister supports clean energy and innovation in keynote Brexit speech »
RenewableUK is highlighting the Prime Minister’s keynote Brexit speech in which she made clear her support for clean energ...
12 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Official report highlights ground-breaking potential of tidal lagoon technology »
RenewableUK is welcoming a review of the benefits of tidal lagoon energy. The study was commissioned by the Government, an...
06 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New energy record: wind outperformed coal in 2016 »
RenewableUK has welcomed new statistics released by analysts at Carbon Brief which show that more electricity was generate...
03 January 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trio of new wind energy records set at end of December »
New figures from National Grid show that wind power performed strongly during Christmas week.   Fresh half-hourly, d...
22 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New low carbon era arrives for UK's electricity system »
New Government figures show that the UK has reached a significant milestone in the generation of low carbon power. Fo...
21 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
25 years of wind power in the UK – wind energy now a mainstream electricity source »
The 21 st December marks exactly 25 years since the UK’s first wind farm started generating clean electricity for British...
15 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Multi-million pound investment in manufacturing for British offshore wind industry »
RenewableUK is responding to t oday ’s announcement that CS Wind will build a new offshore tower manufacturing facil...
12 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
STA and RenewableUK to share offices »
  Move creates renewables hub and prepares for clean energy future   The Solar Trade Association...
08 December 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New wind energy record - an early Christmas clean energy bonus »
RenewableUK is celebrating as National Grid says onshore and offshore turbines have set a new record by generating more th...
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...

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