Why offshore wind will attract more than US$211Bn between now and 2025

Why offshore wind will attract more than US$211Bn between now and 2025

As interest and investment in offshore wind grows, investment in offshore oil and gas is likely to stabilise, narrowing the gap between the two sectors.

Impact of offshore wind farms on marine species

Impact of offshore wind farms on marine species

Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about the effects on the environment. In a recent paper, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science researcher Helen Bailey and colleagues review the potential impacts of offshore wind developments on marine species and make recommendations for future monitoring and assessment as interest in offshore wind energy grows around the world.

Wind power holds key to address Vietnam’s sustainable energy strategy

Wind power holds key to address Vietnam’s sustainable energy strategy

Investing in renewable energy sources, particularly wind power, is key to address Vietnam’s growing electricity demand and to ensure the nation’s energy security as well as green growth strategy. The successful path towards this ultimate goal now depend on what policies and technologies Vietnam will take on to make the nation’s fully untapped potential a truly reality.

Enterprize Energy develops Vietnam's 3,400MW offshore wind giant

Enterprize Energy develops Vietnam's 3,400MW offshore wind giant

Its development banks on the European firm's experience in the UK and Taiwan.

Big data in offshore wind

Big data in offshore wind

Can it reduce the cost of wind turbine operations and maintenance? The United Kingdom is leading in offshore wind. In 2014, four per cent of the UK electricity usage was generated by 22 wind farms. However, offshore wind is more expensive to generate than many alternative renewable sources and a target has been set of achieving a 30-40 per cent reduction in costs by 2023.

200 GW of new offshore wind capacity could be installed by 2030

200 GW of new offshore wind capacity could be installed by 2030

The Global Wind Energy Council says up to 200 GW of new offshore wind capacity could enter into operation by 2030 and there is potential for even more as offshore wind goes global.

Global offshore wind installed capacity up 21 percent since 2013

Global offshore wind installed capacity up 21 percent since 2013

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched the first edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the global offshore wind market, including forecast data, market-level analysis and review of efforts to lower costs.

Vietnam the market to watch in Southeast Asia

Vietnam the market to watch in Southeast Asia

A new report launched by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has outlined Vietnam’s role as a major driver in the sector for the entire region over the next few years.

DNV GL: Offshore wind needs to talk about extreme weather and earthquakes

DNV GL: Offshore wind needs to talk about extreme weather and earthquakes

Energy advisory group DNV GL believes the wind energy industry needs to address potential issues caused by cyclones and earthquakes and plans to develop new guidance.

Offshore wind and battery cost reduction ‘threatens coal and gas’

Offshore wind and battery cost reduction ‘threatens coal and gas’

Offshore wind and batteries, two technologies that were immature and expensive only a few years ago, are now at the centre of the unfolding low-carbon energy transition and have seen spectacular gains in cost-competitiveness in the last year.

An insight into floating lidar

An insight into floating lidar

Offshore wind farm development and operation are by nature more challenging than onshore, with additional environmental parameters to control and design for.

Effects of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife

Effects of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife

Marine management plans over the world express high expectations to the development of offshore wind energy.