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Climate Action: Commission Uses Polluters` Revenues to Fund Clean Energy Projects Across Europe

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving ...

EPA awards over $756,000 to research coastal climate change impacts on Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 23, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is awarding over $756,000 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to research coastal climate impacts to traditional foods, cultural sites and tribal community health and well-being. The combination of sea level rise, wave impacts, and shoreline development will change coastal ecosystems ...

BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for MHK Technology Testing in Federal Waters

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 23, 2014)

On June 3rd, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the first ever lease to test marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices in federal waters to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Harnessing the power of ocean currents, FAU’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) plans to deploy experimental ...

NRDC: We Can’t Risk Another Deepwater Horizon, and Shouldn’t Open Coasts for Drilling

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jun. 13, 2014)

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is beginning to develop its plan for leasing offshore parcels for oil and gas production for the five-year period that begins in mid-2017. NRDC senior attorney and Oceans Program Director Sarah Chasis made the following statement: “Congress has not implemented any meaningful measures since the ...

Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Field Measurements

by US Department of Energy  (May 21, 2014)

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the verification and validation of advanced open source MHK design tools and models. The Water Power Program is specifically interested in ...

Energy Department announces $10 million for wave energy demonstration at Navy’s Hawaii test site

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 28, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced $10 million to test prototypes designed to generate clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves and help diversify America’s energy portfolio. The Energy Department-supported demonstrations at the U.S. Navy’s wave energy test site off Hawaii’s island of Oahu will help develop reliable wave ...

Summit commits to concrete actions to turn around ocean health and secure food security for millions of people

by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (Apr. 25, 2014)

A summit that brought together more than 600 ocean stakeholders – including 80 ministers from across the world, ocean science experts, business leaders, philanthropists and heads of international organizations – committed to a set of concrete actions responding to the urgency for restoring productive, resilient oceans that drive ...

New UKERC & ETI marine energy roadmap says sector should aim to half costs by end of decade

by UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)  (Apr. 24, 2014)

A new roadmap developed by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has identified the research and development areas that need to be addressed to make marine energy cost competitive with other energy technologies. Marine energy resources, consisting of wave and tidal stream energy, are abundant in UK ...

Ocean Thermal Energy conversion and the company bringing it to market: a catalyst for saving the environment

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (Apr. 24, 2014)

The awareness of human induced effects on the environment has been in the public domain for nearly 200 years. Dating back to 1824, French physicist Joseph Fourier brought to light the impact of greenhouse gases on our environment. Yet since Fourier’s observation of this basic scientific truth, global carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have grown ...

Tropical islands poised to benefit from ocean power

by SciDev.Net  (Apr. 10, 2014)

Island nations in the developing world are especially well placed to benefit from technology that exploits a new potential source of energy from sea water: ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), experts have said. The technology uses sea water from the ocean depths to generate ...

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