Crown Estate articles

How shared data could help slash offshore wind costs

A picture of a wind turbine against a blue sky

Developers say database storing performance and operational data from wind farms will help improve safety and reliability

31 Jan 2014

Offshore wind pipeline attrition will create a more investable sector


The Crown Estate's head of offshore wind argues the industry is far from running out of steam, despite developers scaling back their plans

30 Jan 2014

CO2 storage 'map' aims to support CCS research

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey beef up CO2 Stored initiative with new information on CO2 storage capacity

12 Sep 2013

Offshore wind Round 4 could open up market for floating turbines

EXCLUSIVE: DNV KEMA on the verge of launching major new standard for developers of floating offshore wind foundations

21 Jun 2013

Carbon storage database launched for CCS developers

CO2 Stored website lists UK storage potential of 78 billion tonnes of CO2 in offshore geological sites

19 Jun 2013

Scotland beefs up subsidies for floating wind turbines

Government confirms plan to increase support for innovative new technology as Crown Estate unveils new test and demo leasing round

12 Jun 2013

UK energy security: a diverse supply in action

The Crown Estate's Rob Hastings warns against oversimplifying the debate around the UK's natural gas storage

29 May 2013

Crown Estate: Integrated reporting is the natural next step

BusinessGreen Plus talks to the Crown Estate's head of sustainability about its ambitious plans to combine environmental and financial accounting

02 May 2013

Exclusive: Queen reveals environmental impact of her land

New total contribution report from the Crown Estate paves the way for integrated reporting

01 May 2013

In the Green Room with the Crown Estate's Mark Gough

The organisation's head of sustainability says he is eager to shed his job title and see his role incorporated across every department

02 Apr 2013

Dong predicts offshore wind cost target is well within reach

Danish Utility and Crown Estate reports show government support will be crucial to meeting ambitious renewable energy targets

01 Mar 2013

Crown Estate unveils £20m investment plan to power up UK wave and tidal industry

Two demonstration projects could benefit from funds, as new report shows UK could be underestimating marine power potential

16 Jan 2013

World's largest offshore wind farm slots in final turbine

630MW London Array due for completion next spring as National Rail agrees to let offshore energy cables cross its tracks

14 Dec 2012

Isle of Wight offshore wind farm chopped back

Navitus Bay wind farm cut down to protect the view, as Vestas and Dong Energy boost partnership for 8MW wind turbine

12 Dec 2012

Updated: Isle of Wight and Scotrenewables among winners in tidal leasing round

Crown Estate confirms three new agreements for leases, including innovative Minesto tidal kite

14 Nov 2012

Crown Estate identifies potential for 180GW of marine power

New report designed to inform development of wave and tidal projects

11 Oct 2012

Dong Energy and RES-B9 among winners in NI offshore leasing round

Northern Ireland reveals plans for 600MW of offshore wind and tidal power schemes

10 Oct 2012

Mainstream powers on with giant Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm

Company files for consent to build £1.4bn project as REpower completes first offshore wind farm using 6MW turbines

30 Jul 2012

Crown Estate seeks to create new leasing round for marine power

Organisation calls on developers to suggest where and when they would like to build new wave and tidal projects in UK waters

26 Jul 2012

Shell and SSE bag first offshore carbon storage licence

Crown Estate agreement to keep CO2 from Peterhead power station in Goldeneye gas field expected to be first of several

18 Jul 2012

Queen to receive bumper windfall from offshore turbine boom

Crown Estate reports £240.2m profits as UK offshore wind capacity grows to 4GW

21 Jun 2012

At a glance: Offshore wind cost reduction action plan

BusinessGreen runs down key recommendations by the industry-led group aiming to deliver £100/MWh power by 2020

13 Jun 2012

Offshore wind sector unveils plan to be cost competitive by 2020

Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force and Crown Estate urge government to swiftly complete market reforms to boost investor confidence

13 Jun 2012

Government mulls national offshore wind supplier database

BIS official reveals plans to compile database of every British company that could help build Round 3 wind farms

06 Jun 2012

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