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Renewable generation in Scotland up by 28%

New statistics released by the UK Government show renewable electricity generation in Scotland increased by 28% compared to the same quarter in 2019. Generation from onshore wind turbines increased by 25% to 7,385 GWh, and record rainfall boosted hydro generation by 38% to 2,264 GWh.

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Japan opens floating wind farm auction

Japan has issued a call for developers interested in building and operating a floating offshore wind farm off Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture. The country’s economy and land ministries will select the winner of the auction around June 2021.

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Shell and Total join ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence

Ten offshore energy organisations have joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWCoE). Offshore wind developers EDF Renewables, EDP Renewables, Equinor, ESB, Mainstream Renewable Power, ScottishPower Renewables, SSE Renewables, and Offshore Wind Power Ltd (OWPL), a Joint Venture between the Green Investment Group and RIDG, are joined by energy companies Total and Shell in the Centre of Excellence.

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Denmark approves two wind energy islands with total capacity of 5GW

The Danish government and parliament have approved the development of two wind energy islands with a total capacity of 5GW by 2030.

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Macro Grid initiative launches to expand and upgrade America’s transmission network

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) have launched the Macro Grid Initiative to build support for expanding and upgrading the nation’s transmission network.

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Design for recommended boat landing geometry

A new publicly available design of recommended boat landing geometry has been released for use by offshore wind developers and Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) owners and operators. The design offers a consistent fender geometry for use on CTVs across different wind farms, reducing the time and cost of changing fenders.

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