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UK and Norway: Building links to deliver energy security and prosperity

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 26, 2015)

The UK and Norway have worked in partnership for many decades to create a strong North Sea oil and gas sector, which continues to provide many thousands of jobs and shared infrastructure that delivers safe and secure energy supplies. We now warmly welcome a new link: the North Sea Network (NSN) electricity interconnector, which moves ahead with ...

Carbon Trust supports Wave Energy Scotland’s first £7 million technology innovation competition

by Carbon Trust  (Mar. 19, 2015)

Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition. Part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. Applications are ...

Commercial negotiations to start on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 18, 2015)

As set out in the National Infrastructure Plan, we are exploring the potential of a future tidal lagoon programme. Tidal power is a major economic and energy opportunity for the UK – and tidal lagoons could form a key element of this . The proposed six-mile ...

Response to the report by the Centre for Policy Studies

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Mar. 18, 2015)

The report today by the Centre for Policy Studies ignores the reality of the energy market. It wrongly suggests that we can ditch renewables for gas, with no explanation of where we would source that from. It also appears to suggest that we should row back on the tremendous gains we have made in the fight on climate change. Given the dire ...

UK innovator develops `CableFish` to help reduce cost of marine energy

by Carbon Trust  (Feb. 25, 2015)

UK innovator, North Sea Systems, has successfully completed the first full scale trial of its novel CableFish, which was put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the turbulent waters around Orkney. The final trial began in November 2014 and was the culmination of a ...

New ideas give energy boost to wave power

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 22, 2015)

All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe ...

Study: World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans

by Associated Press  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source. That's the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic debris dotting each foot of coastline around the world, said study lead author Jenna Jambeck, an ...

Request for information regarding the testing of marine and hydrokinetic systems

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 15, 2015)

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking information from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the development details of MHK systems that have the greatest potential for commercial viability. Feedback will inform the Program’s future ...

Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 12, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. In the United States, waves, tides, and ocean currents represent a largely untapped renewable energy resource that could provide clean, affordable energy to homes ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 10, 2014)

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and ...

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