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  • EDF to develop tidal power

    EDF has decided to build the first pilot tidal turbine system in France in order to produce electricity from the energy in tidal currents. By 2011 between three and six turbines, with a total capacity of between 4 and 6 MW, will be installed and linked to the grid off Paimpol (Côtes d’Armor, Brittany), where the currents are amongst the strongest in Europe. This world first is the culmination of ...

  • EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson, testimony before the U.S. house committee on energy and commerce subcommittees on energy and power, environment and the economy

    Thank you for inviting me to testify on the President's Fiscal Year 2013 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. I'm joined by the Agency's Chief Financial Officer, Barbara Bennett. EPA's budget request of $8.344 billion focuses on fulfilling EPA's core mission of protecting public health and the environment, while making the sacrifices and tough decisions that Americans across the ...

  • Eaton’s San Luis Potosi Plant Receives Mexico’s National Quality Award

    Power management company Eaton announced that its San Luis Potosi, Mexico, facility has won the 2014 National Quality Award for exemplary quality and organizational capability, including innovation, competitiveness and sustainability. Eaton’s SLP plant was the overall winner in the Manufacturing category, based on a comprehensive on-site evaluation conducted by an independent team of ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


  • Daniel Yergin: Unconventional oil and gas revolution in US “Goes Beyond Energy Itself”

    IHS Vice Chairman and author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, Daniel Yergin discussed the broad impacts—from economic activity and jobs, to energy security and geopolitics—of the revolution in U.S. unconventional oil and gas production during testimony today before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Yergin cited ...


    By IHS

  • Offshore wind farm construction noise can displace harbour porpoises

    Noise caused by construction of Germany’s first offshore wind farm caused significant habitat disturbance for harbour porpoises, according to a recent study. Its results suggest that porpoises avoided areas up to 20 kilometres from the noise source during construction of the wind farm’s foundations. Development of offshore wind farms plays a major role in the shift towards renewable ...

  • Small hydroelectric dams not so green, say experts

    The combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one large dam, warn experts, environmental activists and indigenous groups, who face a flood of new projects along the rivers of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Hydraulic energy from small dams 'is interesting because of its low environmental costs, but everything has its ...

  • HydroXpert SAS Releases SIMAHPP5 to analyze and valuate hydropower projects

    SIMAHPP is tool for Windows Platform used to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects combining hydraulic, financial, and environmental parameters. Since its first release in 2009, SIMAHPP has been used internationally by consultants, well established companies and universities in 30+ countries in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, Asia & Australia.  ...


    By Hydroxpert Technology

  • Best Geothermal Presentations of 2012 Announced

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced the outstanding presentations from the global geothermal community for 2012. The judging was made in each of the technical sessions held in early October at the 36th GRC Annual Meeting inReno, the world’s largest annual geothermal event. The judging criteria included the technical content, the quality of the visual aids and the ...

  • Best marine energy sites could be cost competitive with nuclear and onshore wind by 2025 with accelerated and targeted innovation

    Major three-year Carbon Trust marine energy R&D programme sets course for future growth New in-depth analysis published today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK’s best marine energy sites could generate electricity at costs comparable with nuclear and onshore wind1.  With continued and targeted innovation this could be as soon as 2025, once cost reductions from deploying ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • DOE Selects Gasification Technology Research Projects for Funding

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected seven projects to receive funding through NETL’s Gasification System Program. This program supports a wide range of research and development activities aimed at improving fuel and product versatility, efficiency, and economics of gasification processes. The projects conducted through this ...


    By US Department of Energy

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