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  • Europe leading the way in marine energy - study

    The sea could supply 20% of UK energy demand and about 10% of world consumption Wave energy sources are not only available in plenty, but are also consistent, predictable and have the highest energy density among all renewable energy sources. The best resource is found between 40-60 degrees of latitude where the available resource is 30 to 70 kW/m, with peaks of 100 kW/m. The potential worldwide ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Marine Current Turbines aiming for first tidal energy farm in Scotland by 2013

    UK tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines, is targeting 2013 to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm. The company, which designed and deployed the world’s first commercial scale offshore tidal stream energy system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, is investigating the feasibility of a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, a strait of water between the Isle of Skye and the ...

  • New Zealand appoints panel to evaluate marine energy applications

    An international panel of renewable energy and business experts has been appointed to evaluate applications for funding to develop marine energy in New Zealand.  The government will be making grants of up to $2 million a year for the next four years, through the Marine Energy Deployment Fund. Applications for the first funding round close at the end of February. Energy Minister David Parker today ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • GBP 8m project to help unlock potential of marine energy launched by The Energy Technologies Institute

    An £8 million project that will produce tools capable of accurately estimating the energy yield of major wave and tidal stream energy has been approved by the Energy Technologies Institute.Performance Assessment of Wave and Tidal Array Systems (PerAWaT), a project led by Garrad Hassan, and including EDF Energy, EON, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Oxford, Queen’s University Belfast ...

  • Carbon Trust backs cutting edge marine energy devices to help accelerate commercial deployment

    The Carbon Trust is to support two cutting edge marine energy devices in a bid to accelerate the commercial development of wave and tidal energy in the UK. Projects to be supported through the Marine Energy Accelerator with Pelamis Wave Power and Marine Current Turbines will focus on installation and maintenance which currently account for up to 50% of the project costs of wave and tidal energy ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • GEI Consultants, Inc. Acquires EEA, Inc.

    GEI Consultants, Inc.,one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has acquired EEA, Inc. based in Garden City and Stony Brook, New York. EEA has completed more than 6,000 projects primarily on Long Island, in the New York City metropolitan area and greater New York State. EEA's core ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • Annual Energy Statement 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 ...

  • Ireland funding Wave energy technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed the formal funding agreement with the Irish Government's Sustainable Energy Association (SEAI) for a EUR150,000 project to evaluate potential CETO wave sites in Ireland and develop a site specific conceptual design. The project is 50% funded by the SEAI and 50% by Carnegie and forms the first phase of detailed design for a potential 5MW ...


  • Energy Department Announces up to $12 Million for Projects to Advance Wave Energy

    The Energy Department announced up to $12 million in new projects to support the development of innovative technologies capable of generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. The four projects will advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy technologies, which can harness energy from the nation's oceans and rivers. Two projects will test and validate wave ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance Selects 2013 New Energy Pioneers

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the leading provider of independent insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, today announced its selection of the 2013 New Energy Pioneers. The winners were recognized on stage at the sixth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City. This year’s winners (listed in full below) represent a broad range of sectors ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Renewable energy highlighted in visit to South West

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry visited the South West of the country today to highlight renewable energy related activity and investment in the region. At a Business “Mini Expo” Charles was shown a snapshot of what Bristol was doing, from Marine energy to sustainable banking and biomass. The Minister also heard views from Expo participants on ...

  • Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas: advanced controls, crosscutting power take-off (PTO)—which converts ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Annual energy statement (oral statement by Chris Huhne)

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Chris Huhne): With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on energy policy. This statement and the departmental memorandum that I am placing in the Libraries of both Houses fulfils our commitment to present an annual energy statement to Parliament. In making this statement within three months of coming into office we are signalling ...

  • Smaller reactors widen opportunities for nuclear energy

    As renewed interest in nuclear energy is sweeping the world, several countries are looking at small and medium reactors, often referred to as SMR, as alternatives to large nuclear power stations. Typically, they are defined as facilities with a power output of up to 700 MW (e). SMRs represent an attractive option for countries with limited financial resources, small electricity grids, or for ...

  • Huhne highlights urgent need for new energy

    A surge of investment in new energy sources will be needed to ensure our energy security and reduce reliance on fossil fuels in the decades ahead, Chris Huhne said today. The Government has launched the consultation on the coalition’s revised draft national policy statements on energy. They show that we expect over half the new energy generating capacity built in the UK by 2025 to come from ...

  • Charles Hendry speech to the NOF energy conference

    Introduction Thank you Neil [Kirkbride, Chairman and Managing Director of NOF] for that kind introduction. Energy here in the North East of England has an important role in the future of secure energy. The North East has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the energy sector especially when it comes to engineering and building complex structures for the North Sea. Over the past ...

  • Charles Hendry: energy focus journal article

    The recent spending review has certainly allowed the Coalition to consolidate our vision and ambitions for the UK’s energy. Those ambitions are clear: we want Britain to be a global leader in the transition to a low carbon economy; we are dedicated to achieving a comprehensive international deal on climate change; and we are committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by 80 per ...

  • Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Energy Harvesting for Electric Vehicles 2012-2022 ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Generating the future: UK energy systems fit for 2050

    Fundamental restructuring of the UK"s entire energy system is unavoidable if it is to meet future energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, even assuming that energy demand in all sectors can be substantially reduced, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. If we are to achieve this, the scale of the undertaking will require the biggest ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Boost for business energy efficiency and electricity sector investment

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced today. He also unveiled new plans that will remove barriers to investment in energy infrastructure. Mr Davey told the CBI’s Energy Conference that the energy sector had seen £45 billion of investment between January 2010 and December 2013, with nearly £8 billion investment in renewable technologies in 2013 alone, as ...

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