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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 ...

Energy Department Accepting Small Business Grant Applications for Low-Head Hydropower Turbines and MHK Monitoring Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 26, 2014)

The Energy Department began accepting applications on November 24 for its FY 2015 Phase 1 grant topics, including two Water Power Program topics, under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Under this ...

Address to the Tidal Energy Summit

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 26, 2014)

Introduction It’s great to be here today at your annual Tidal Energy Summit. It’s my first time – and despite the election, I hope it won’t be my last. The reason for that is because I’m passionate about the potential of tidal technologies which I think are vital for our green, low carbon future. We only have a ...

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 ...

Mangroves Provide Measurable Risk Reduction Benefit to Coastal Communities from Storm Waves and Flooding

by Wetlands International  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom, 6 November, 2014: A new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence finds that mangroves can reduce risk from a large number of coastal hazards. The role of mangroves in coastal defence has been widely promoted since the tsunami that struck South-East Asia in 2004. Yet, the level of protection provided ...

Annual Energy Statement 2014

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Check against delivery Mr Speaker, today I am publishing the Government’s Annual Energy Statement and supporting papers alongside the annual update on Electricity Market Reform. This ...

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 ...

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