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Iron’s mixed blessing for health of oceans

by Climate News Network  (Nov. 16, 2014)

Technology’s answer to climate change in a world in which humans go on releasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has just had another setback. The idea of fertilising the planet’s oceans with iron filings to stimulate green growth and turn the oceans into a carbon sink isn’t so simple as hoped. Two studies – both ...

ANDRITZ to supply tidal current turbines to MeyGen, Scotland

by ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest  (Nov. 6, 2014)

ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from MeyGen Ltd. to supply three 1.5-megawatt tidal current turbines to the planned tidal array in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, Scotland. Tidal current turbines are anchored to the sea bed in coastal waters and driven by rising and falling ...

Aquarius MAS with Marine Solar Power Installed on Blue Star Delos

by Japan Corporate News - JCN  (Oct. 30, 2014)

First ever installation of integrated Aquarius MAS with marine solar power Fukuoka, Japan, Oct 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eco Marine Power is pleased to announce that together with strategic partners it has installed an Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) integrated with a marine solar panel array on-board ...

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Full-Scale Wave Energy Device Testing

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The Energy Department, in coordination with the Navy, today announced funding for two companies that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for America’s clean energy future. Ocean Energy USA and Northwest Energy Innovations will test their innovative wave energy conversion (WEC) devices for one ...

Global Economy to Lose Billions without Action to Stop Ocean Acidification, UN Report Warns

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Oct. 8, 2014)

An international team of thirty experts, led by UK scientists, has concluded that ocean acidification is already underway, and it is now near-inevitable that it will worsen, causing widespread impacts, mostly deleterious, on marine organisms and ecosystems, and on the goods and services they provide. A new international report "An updated ...

Oceans’ greater heat explains warming ‘pause’

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 7, 2014)

One of the most hotly-argued questions in climate research – whether global warming has slowed or even stopped – appears to have been definitively answered. And the scientists’ conclusion is unambiguous: the Earth continues to warm at a dangerous pace. All that’s happening, they say, is that the extra heat being produced ...

Surfers fear climate will wipe out big waves

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 5, 2014)

The world’s oceans are alive with surfers enjoying one of the fastest growing leisure activities. It is estimated there are now at least 35 million people around the globe who regularly ride the waves, and many thousands of people are employed in what has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. A warming world should be ...

WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 24, 2014)

The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team led by Ricardo Inc. of Van Buren Township, Michigan for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition. The WEC Prize aims to attract innovative ideas from developers by offering a monetary prize ...

Global Shift to Renewable Power Urgently Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This first edition of REthinking Energy–which draws on worldwide research and analysis by the intergovernmental agency ...

Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 4, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced $7.25 million to 6 awardees that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies as a viable source for America’s clean energy portfolio. MHK technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into electricity that can be used by homes and businesses, ...

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