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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Mauritius breaks record - Energy revolution in the Indian Ocean

by DHYBRID Power Systems GmbH  (Aug. 14, 2014)

DHYBRID Power Systems has again been awarded a major contract from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, this time in the city of Flacq on the main island. DHYBRID Power Systems has been commissioned as a general contractor to plan and implement a HYGRID FUEL REDUCTION SYSTEM. This project will present particular engineering challenges for the energy ...

Calling All Coders: Help Advance America`s Wave Power Industry

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

With more than 50% of the nation's population living within 50 miles of coastlines, we have vast potential to provide clean, renewable electricity to communities and cities across the United States using marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. To help this emerging industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and ...

$1.3m funding for wave power development in Australia

by Climate Action  (Jul. 24, 2014)

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will use the funding to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project. Australia’s only wave power development – Carnegie Wave Energy Limited’s Perth Wave Energy Project off Garden Island in Western Australia – will be monitored ...

New tool to assess the ecological impacts of offshore wind turbines

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 24, 2014)

How do offshore wind farms affect marine wildlife? A new study outlines a systematic approach developed for Swedish waters that could also be useful for assessing wind energy impacts on the marine environment more widely. Under the 20-20-20 targets, the EU is committed to increasing the proportion of its energy that is produced from renewable ...

Obama to Create World`s Largest Ocean Preserve

by Associated Press  (Jun. 17, 2014)

Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean. Using presidential authority that doesn't require new action from Congress, Obama proposed to expand the Pacific Remote ...

Renewable Energy Awards

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jun. 13, 2014)

Good evening. I’m delighted to see so many of you here for what promises to be a very interesting night. Before I start, I must mention the venue. It is an inspired choice! Luxury meets low carbon. In 2013 The Savoy won five awards for its commitment to reduce its environmental impacts – reducing energy consumption by an impressive 30% ...

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