marine energy regulation Articles

  • The MAGnificent Seven - Gunning for Marine Waste

    Waste Management World focused this article on Terragon Environmental Technologie's product, MAGS (Micro Auto Gasification System) and the solution it provides to the maritime sector.  MAGS transforms solid waste and sludges into energy which can be intergrated at the site where waste is generated.  New regulations from MARPOL Annex V came into effect on January 1, 2013 - virtually ...

  • Fish out of water — marine management in a changing climate

    A fisherman's tale: on the night of 6 October 1986 lobster fishermen from the small town of Gilleleje, north of Copenhagen, fishing the Kattegat Sea, found their nets crammed with Norway lobster. Many of the animals were dead or dying. About half were a strange colour. Observations of dissolved oxygen in the water in combination with the dead lobsters told researchers at the National ...

  • A novel particle swarm optimisation self-regulating stand-alone wave energy conversion scheme

    The paper presents a novel stabilisation scheme system for a wave energy converter (WEC) using permanent magnet linear generator (PMLG) connected to a six-pulse diode rectifier. The proposed controller of WEC-battery renewable energy system is based on multi-objective particle swarm optimisation (MOPSO) technique. The optimisation algorithm is implemented to control a novel low cost dynamic AC ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • UK energy – time to face some hard truths

    How can the UK meet its future energy needs? Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, looks at how we can solve the problem with our energy future. The future of nuclear power in the UK looks well and truly stuck. The whole episode illustrates how high the stakes are at present for our energy future. Last month the new nuclear plant at Hinckley C was granted planning permission but we ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • An efficient hybrid wave/photovoltaic scheme for energy supply in remote areas

    This paper presents the efficient utilisation of hybrid photovoltaic/wave energy system for desalination water pumping and supplying the local AC and DC loads. The novel hybrid system comprises eight key parts. The PV array and wave energy permanent magnet linear generator (PMLG) as energy sources, novel AC side modulated power filter compensator (MPFC), AC-DC converter, novel DC side green plug ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Update: For the period 28 February to 22 May 2009

    LEGISLATION PRIMARY LEGISLATION There were no relevant new pieces of primary legislation as at 22 May 2009. PUBLIC BILLS There were no relevant Public Bills before Parliament as at 22 May 2009. GOVERNMENT BILLS Marine and Coastal Access Bill Introduced by Lord Hunt of Kings ...


  • Case Study - Brett Aggregates adopt MP5 for sustainability

    The Brett Group (http://www.brett.co.uk/) was established in the UK in 1909. Since that time Brett has evolved into a successful, established construction and building materials group - one of the largest independents in the UK. The business is structured into a number of divisions each being aligned with a product set – aggregates, concrete, construction, granite products, ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning

    Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources. A lack of predictability regarding appropriate access to the maritime space has created an uncertain climate for investment. With rapidly increasing demand for maritime space for new ...

  • Ocean science for sustainable development: Facts and figures

    Sarah Grimes explores why we need good ocean monitoring, how to get it, and why it still fails Small Island Developing States. Oceans are a critically important component of the Earth system, supporting ecosystem and human health. They regulate the weather and climate; are essential for producing freshwater; and soak up ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sensitive environments - Enhesa’s regulatory registers assure protection

    Oil and gas exploration and production are perhaps the most closely scrutinized activities of all when it comes to protecting the environment, and even more so when it comes to sensitive, or even protected environments. Indeed, a company’s very permission to operate will be contingent at the very least on meeting both the spirit and the letter of the law governing the protection of such ...

  • DESMI Lifts Green Ship Business Case

    New rules call for fresh approach It’s hardly news that the shipping industry is mobilising to meet the demands of wave after wave of new environmental regulations. From the IMO’s ballast water management legislation to EEDI (the Energy Efficiency Design Index for new ships) and SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan), shipowners need to be ready to drastically cut ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Ozone depleting substances (ODS) and The Montreal Protocol

    The Montreal Protocol, officially called the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, is an international treaty created to reduce the damage being caused to the stratospheric ozone layer by air pollutants such as refrigerant gases. The ozone layer protects the earth from damaging UV-B radiation, which could lead to increased cases of skin cancer, damaged crops and marine ...


    By Verisae

  • Ethanol Mandates under RFS and EPA’s Lifecycle GHG Analysis

    In a settlement with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to set renewable fuel obligations for calendar years 2014 and 2015 by November 30, 2015, under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Continuous Degradation of Europe`s Coasts Threatens European Living Standards

    Living by the sea is very attractive. People picture coasts as an immutable asset, yet damaging and irreversible changes to coastal ecosystems continue unabated. Available trends show that changes in land use in coastal areas outstrip those seen elsewhere; for instance, the growth of artificial surfaces along Europe's coasts is increasing at a rate one third faster than in inland areas. These ...

  • Produced water treatment from a to Zinc - reducing levels of Zinc in a produced water stream

    Problem At vast depths, the ocean floor consists of layers of decaying plant and animal matter, containing chemicals like sulphate and zinc, which has built up over the years. When operators are drilling, the matter is disturbed and the various chemicals are released into the water. Since the mid 1980’s the pace of exploration, production, and development in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Legislation: The New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Keywords: climate change, emissions trading, carbon capture, carbon transport, carbon storage, environ mental liability INTRODUCTION Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a controversial response to climate change, described variously as a 'magic bullet';1 'an uncomfortable but necessary option';2 'an expensive distraction';3 and a 'false hope'.4 The Directive on ...


  • Case Study - Plains All American Pipeline Company (Plains)

    Principal Client Services: CEQA/NEPA Air Quality Water Quality Toxic Materials Mitigation Measure Implementation Permitting E2 has provided environmental consulting services to Plains All American Pipeline Company (Plains) and predecessors Pacific Energy Partners and ARCO Pipeline for over a decade. Activities have covered broad areas from ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • The EU Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe – Challenges and opportunities for Europe on the horizon

    If Europeans continue using resources at their current speed, the equivalent of two planets will be needed by 2050 in order to sustain them, with no hope of a better quality of life. This is based on the strong assumption that the European Commission published its 2020 Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe. The Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe proposes actions foreseen as necessary to ...

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