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Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 22, 2015)

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 program’s activities and priorities in MHK environmental monitoring and field testing opportunities. The Water Power Program is ...

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project gets green light on planning

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jun. 9, 2015)

Planning consent was given today for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon, in a boost to moving towards a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, turbines in the proposed six-mile horseshoe shaped sea wall around Swansea Bay in Wales could generate around 500GWh per year of low carbon electricity. Energy and Climate Change ...

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Award - Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for Energy Conservation, Tour state-of-the-art green facilities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 19, 2015)

On Wednesday, May 20th U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar officials to present the 2015 EPA Federal Green Challenge award for Energy. The base is being recognized for having the greatest percentage reduction in energy use nationally, cutting its fuel oil consumption by 98% in 2014 by building a ...

Christopher Clark Deschene Announced as DOE Office of Indian Energy Director

by US Department of Energy  (May 19, 2015)

On May 18, 2015, Christopher Clark Deschene joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs. Deschene, a member of the Navajo Nation, brings more than 20 years of management and policy experience to DOE, along with extensive tribal relationships and deep expertise in business and energy ...

The rising Tide of Ocean Energy – New Ideas for Renewable Power

by Climate News Network  (May 11, 2015)

A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough. And a new report from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre expresses confidence ...

EU Marine Energy Centre offers free Technology Verification

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 6, 2015)

The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be ...

EPA Recognizes Two El Paso Federal Facilities for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 28, 2015)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Drug Enforcement Administration’ El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) and the Armendariz US Courthouse for reducing their environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal ...

Energy Department Announces $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 28, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced $10.5 million in available funding to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related testing of these systems. Such advances will help these devices harness even more sustainable energy from the enormous ...

Energy Department Launches Competition to Drive Innovations in Wave Energy

by US Department of Energy  (Apr. 27, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced the opening of the registration period for the Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years. By accelerating the development of WEC devices that capture more energy from ...

IHS CERAWeek to Feature the 2015 Class of Energy Innovation Pioneers

by IHS  (Apr. 17, 2015)

Seventeen energy innovation pioneers have been selected to present at the IHS CERAWeek 2015 executive conference, April 20-24 at the Hilton Americas – Houston. This year’s pioneers were chosen based on their potential to transform the energy future. Criteria included creativity, feasibility of plan, scalability of technology ...

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