Wave and tidal energy News for January 2009

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

Tidal energy projects to be developed in Nova Scotia

Marine Current Turbines (MCT) has agreed a partnership with Canada’s Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company (MBPP) to demonstrate and develop tidal power technology and facilities in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Siader wave energy project gets consent

The Scottish Government has granted consent for the Siadar wave energy project on the Scottish island of Lewis.

Severn tidal power projects shortlist

A proposed shortlist of schemes for tidal power in the Severn estuary, UK, including barrages and lagoon schemes, has been unveiled by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

ABB secures order for tidal turbines

ABB Ltd has secured an order in excess of £2 million for the engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of an electrical generating system for two tidal turbines, rated at 2.4 MW.

All eyes on the US for renewables in 2009

As 2009 gets underway, all eyes are turned towards the US, a market poised to begin a dramatic transition in energy and climate policy, but facing decisions still steeped in political wrangling, according to analyst Emerging Energy Research.

Renewables could receive £1.1 billion funding

Four projects have been given the go-ahead as part of a potential £1.1billion fund from the UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to promote renewables.

Elsevier site for energy researchers

Elsevier is launching a ‘one-stop’ site for energy researchers covering all aspects of energy including renewables.

Vattenfall prepares for Irish ocean energy farms

Vattenfall has acquired 51% of Irish site development company for ocean energy, Pandion Ltd, for €500,000.

WFES09 reports 132 visiting solar companies

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES09) will see 132 solar-related companies exhibiting on January 19-21, 2009.

NEF: Clean energy shares on the up after 61% battering in 2008?

Clean energy shares have been benefiting from an 'Obama Bounce', surging from their lows in November last year, according to leading analysis company New Energy Finance.

UK's RE industry of growing importance

Recruitment company Resourcing Solutions predicts the renewable energy industry will have a growing importance in the UK job market.

Obama's green dollars

In a speech on 8 January, President-elect Barack Obama made it clear renewables would play an important part in saving the US economy.

VC investment in RE reaches US$2.5bn in Q4

Fourth quarter data from Greentech Media show that venture capital (VC) investment in green technologies exceeded US$2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, down 1.4% from Q3.

Aquamarine invests in Ocean Flow Energy

Aquamarine Power has made a “significant investment” in Ocean Flow Energy, to secure a new technology to produce energy from deep water tidal resource.