Renewable energy sources generated enough electricity to meet half of Wales’s needs in 2018, a new report has revealed.
Marine energy has the potential to be at the heart of ambitious plans for Wales to become a nation powered by renewable energy sources, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has said.
The tidal energy industry in North Wales has today received a major boost following a Welsh Government investment of £12.6 million EU funds in Anglesey-based developer, Minesto.
The first minister has offered cash to help kickstart plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon energy project in Swansea Bay. Carwyn Jones said the Welsh Government would offer a “substantial” investment, but did not say how much. He accused the UK government of “dragging its heels” over the scheme, nearly a year since […]
The Welsh government is looking to commission a contractor to conduct tidal and wave research work in support of the Welsh National Marine Plan. The contract will focus on the sourcing, consolidation and standardization of existing environmental evidence, and on identifying knowledge gaps, primarily in relation to tidal stream energy, wave energy and aquaculture, […]
More than 100 businesses have signed a letter urging the prime minister to give a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay the go-ahead as soon as possible. It is 10 months since former energy minister Charles Hendry’s independent report backed its “strong contribution” to the UK’s energy supply. But the UK government has […]
The International Public Policy Institute at the University of Strathclyde will host a launch event for the new report which examines the effectiveness of support for UK wave energy innovation since 2000. The report, produced by Matthew Hannon, Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovation at the University of Strathclyde’s Business School, draws upon expert […]
Welsh Government has announced a further £1.2 million in funding to accelerate marine energy development in Wales. The investment is to develop a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway. The funding will support the work of Marine Energy Wales in developing a network of pre-consented areas of seabed that […]
The Port of Milford Haven has offered support to Welsh based Repetitive Energy to carry out their three year operation to develop their vertical axis tidal stream converter Smartstream ™ prototypes in Pembroke Dock. Tim James, Director of Energy Development at the Port of Milford Haven, said “We are extremely pleased that Repetitive Energy […]
Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths today announced new ambitious targets for energy generation in Wales. Electricity generation from renewables in Wales has trebled since 2010, and last year provided 32% of the electricity we use. The Cabinet Secretary said she believes Wales can be at the forefront of global efforts to decarbonise and […]
Welsh Government Press Release – £4m to drive forward marine and tidal energy development in North Wales
Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates has today announced £4.5m of EU and Welsh Government funds to help boost the marine and tidal energy sector in North Wales. The funding will support Mentor Môn’s £5.6m Morlais scheme which will help accelerate the development and commercialisation of multiple tidal stream technologies in the Morlais Demonstration […]
New measures will build on the UK’s global leadership in green finance as part of the move to a low carbon economy. Government establishes taskforce of senior financial experts to accelerate growth of green finance and the UK’s low carbon economy. Proposals announced today will build on the UK’s global leadership, including development […]
A deal has been signed to connect an £8bn tidal lagoon planned for Cardiff to the electricity grid. The lagoon, which will only go ahead if a smaller pilot project planned for Swansea is approved and is successful, would be the UK’s largest ever renewable energy project. It would create and sustain 8,000 manufacturing […]
The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project is at risk because of the UK Government’s lack of action, MPs have warned. The flagship renewable energy proposals were given the thumbs-up in January by the independent Hendry Review but Theresa May’s Government has yet to respond to the recommendations. During Welsh Questions in the House […]
A new campaign has been launched encouraging people to get behind plans for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Love the Lagoon aims to help secure what would be the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant. It claims the £1.3bn development would create and support about 2,220 jobs and contribute £316m to the Welsh […]
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) welcome two team members to the team this January. Mr Perry Symons joins the OMM family as chief operating officer. Overseeing OMM international offshore projects, he will also co-ordinate service development at a strategic level. Mr Symons brings over twenty years’ experience and knowledge of the marine and subsea industry […]
Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths today published her new Natural Resources Policy (NRP), the second major milestone in the implementation of the ground-breaking Environment (Wales) Act. The policy sets out three national priorities for the management of our natural resources which will drive delivery across all our wellbeing goals […]
Plans to provide a pre-consented testing area in Welsh waters for marine energy developers awarded fresh funding support. Ambitious plans to build a marine energy testing zone off the Welsh coast took a step forward this week with the news the project has secured funding from the government-backed Coastal Communities Fund (CCF). The […]
The Port of Milford Haven is pleased to announce that it has acquired Metric Property Milford Haven Limited, owner of the long leasehold interest in the Havens Head Retail Park, in Milford Haven. The value of the acquisition is £15.3m and will add approximately £1m per annum to the Port’s operating profit. The […]
Electricity generated by tidal power schemes will cost consumers “less than a pint of milk” a year, according to an independent review backing a £1.3bn project in Swansea Bay. Tidal lagoons would prove more cost-effective over 60 years than other forms of electricity generation such as offshore wind and nuclear power plants, although they […]
Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, was shown around Milford Haven’s Port Control where thousands of shipping movements are safely coordinated each year. Ken Skates, Wales’ Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, visited the Port of Milford Haven earlier this week (12th December) for a briefing from the Port’s Chairman and […]
Experienced marine services provider, Offshore Marine Management prepares to move from Cambridge, to establish a consolidation between operations and the corporate function in one Head Office in Bristol; the 2015 Green Capital of the year and one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. The Companies Head Office will now be positioned in […]
How we generate our electricity in Wales in future, and the role politicians in Cardiff Bay have to play in the process is one of the talking points at this election. It’s a complicated picture, with control over different aspects of the process of generating power and getting it to our homes split between […]
The Welsh Government, in collaboration with The Climate Group, is holding the International Green Growth Forum today in Cardiff. Read the full press release here
Radical new tidal energy device DeltaStream installed in the sea off Pembrokeshire coast A revolutionary new tidal energy device has been installed on the seabed off Pembrokeshire after a long delay. Developed by Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd, the DeltaStream device will become one of the first grid-connected demonstration devices worldwide to generate green, sustainable and […]
Tidal energy developers are being invited to prepare expressions of interest in deploying their devices in the Morlais Tidal Energy Demonstration Zone off the coast of Anglesey. This is the first step in the process that will see a range of tidal arrays producing up to 30 megawatts each in the 35 square kilometre […]
Exciting things are happening at Repetitive Energy, and we want to share some important news with you. We have today Tuesday 1st of December opened our office in Pembroke. Ideally located by Pembroke Dock, Sunderland House will be home to our fast growing team.