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UK innovator develops `CableFish` to help reduce cost of marine energy

by Carbon Trust  (Feb. 25, 2015)

UK innovator, North Sea Systems, has successfully completed the first full scale trial of its novel CableFish, which was put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the turbulent waters around Orkney. The final trial began in November 2014 and was the culmination of a ...

New ideas give energy boost to wave power

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 22, 2015)

All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe ...

Study: World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans

by Associated Press  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source. That's the equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic debris dotting each foot of coastline around the world, said study lead author Jenna Jambeck, an ...

Request for information regarding the testing of marine and hydrokinetic systems

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 15, 2015)

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking information from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the development details of MHK systems that have the greatest potential for commercial viability. Feedback will inform the Program’s future ...

Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Jan. 12, 2015)

The Energy Department today announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. In the United States, waves, tides, and ocean currents represent a largely untapped renewable energy resource that could provide clean, affordable energy to homes ...

Ocean warming speeds up cycle of climate change

by Climate News Network  (Jan. 9, 2015)

The warming oceans could start to return more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as the planet warms, according to new research. And since 70% of the planet is covered by clear blue water, anything that reduces the oceans’ capacity to soak up and sequester carbon could only make climate change more certain and more swift. It is a process ...

Aker BioMarine secures sustainable future for krill in the Antarctic Southern Ocean

by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)  (Jan. 9, 2015)

The Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill fishery has been recertified against the world’s most robust standard for environmentally sustainable fishing. A rigorous, third party assessment has shown that the Antarctic based ...

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 ...

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 ...

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