10 years of the Offshore Wind Accelerator

In 10 years, the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has run over 150 projects supporting innovations that have led to both a significant reduction in the cost of energy and risk, whilst making offshore operations safer. To mark this milestone in R&D collaboration, we have selected 10 high impact innovations to showcase the breadth and depth of the programme.

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Industry comes together to address Britain’s energy conundrum

The Carbon Trust has launched a new collaborative initiative, the Energy Systems Innovation Platform (ESIP), to bring together prominent energy companies Centrica, DONG Energy, SSE, Scottish Power, Statoil and Wood Group – clean energy (formerly SgurrEnergy), to solve key issues currently preventing a more effective transition to a low cost and low carbon energy system.

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Offshore Wind Accelerator

The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator programme aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind, overcome market barriers, develop industry best practice and trigger the development of new industry standards.  The current phase involves nine offshore wind developers which account for 76% of Europe’s installed offshore wind capacity.

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Transforming Energy Access

The Transforming Energy Access programme is leading development of innovative technologies, business models, partnerships and skills that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for households and enterprises in developing countries.

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About the Carbon Trust

Established in 2001, the Carbon Trust works with businesses, governments and institutions around the world, helping them contribute to – and benefit from – a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficient strategies, and commercialising low carbon businesses, systems and technologies.

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