With planned increase in offshore wind turbines, ocean engineers must think ecologically to help species live and evolve through the difficult decades ahead

Susan Gourvenec and Rebecca Sykes of the University of Southampton write on The Conversation website about new engineering approaches that are needed to lower the negative impact a range of costs involved in the life cycle of the product.   Offshore wind turbines could number 30,000 by 2030 – new ideas in ocean engineering are … Continue reading With planned increase in offshore wind turbines, ocean engineers must think ecologically to help species live and evolve through the difficult decades ahead

A team of renewables heavyweights is pushing for a new grid infrastructure to link Europe’s wind and solar resource centres

While doubts remain over linking the continent’s wind and solar resource centres with a brand-new network of superconducting cables, one group is pushing forward for a new grid infrastructure.  Jason Deign explains in an article on the Greentech media website.   Europe’s Latest Supergrid Plan Could Slash Offshore Wind Transmission Costs A team of renewables … Continue reading A team of renewables heavyweights is pushing for a new grid infrastructure to link Europe’s wind and solar resource centres

“If the wind industry is going to expand, they really have to move into deeper water”

Stanley Reed writes on the New York Times about recent developments in offshore wind power. The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing wind turbines to be pushed into deeper water.   A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float A strange-looking contraption that could represent a new frontier in clean energy wallowed in … Continue reading “If the wind industry is going to expand, they really have to move into deeper water”

Energy transition underway: offshore wind proving its worth

We are seeing more and more how many renewable energy technologies are able to compete effectively against conventional energy sources. Stanley Reed reviews in the New York Times how offshore wind is making important gains. The cost reductions in recent years are impressive. It is hard to imagine that the nuclear industry is seeing the … Continue reading Energy transition underway: offshore wind proving its worth