Wave and tidal energy News for March 2009

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

US agencies cooperate on offshore renewable energy

The US Department of the Interior (DoI) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will work together to facilitate the permitting of renewable energy in offshore waters.

Uncertainty in wave energy market

Insufficient knowledge, funding issues, political will and general uncertainty trouble the wave energy market according to a survey conducted by Seaview Sensing, a UK company specialising in software providing real-time, met-ocean information on wave, wind and currents.

Orecon joins UK Wave Hub with wave power device Orecon joins UK Wave Hub with wave power device

Orecon Ltd has joined the UK Wave Hub wave energy project to be built off the coast of South West England with completion scheduled for August 2010.

Climate change congress: 40% renewables by 2050

The International scientific congress Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions has voiced the possibility of 40% of the world’s power coming from renewable energy by 2050 with adequate financial and political support.

Ontario, Canada, proposes renewables legislation

Ontario, Canada, is proposing sweeping new legislation to attract new investment, create new ‘green economy jobs’ and better protect the climate.

Marine Current Turbines wins award

Marine Current Turbines has won the Rosenblatt 2009 New Energy Rising Star Award.

JV formed for ocean current technology JV formed for ocean current technology

Voith Hydro and RWE Innogy are forming a joint venture (JV), Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies, to accelerate the development, manufacture and marketing of ocean current technologies.

Aquamarine and Airtricity develop 1 GW of wave and tidal Aquamarine and Airtricity develop 1 GW of wave and tidal

Aquamarine has signed a development agreement with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)’s renewable energy division, Airtricity, aimed at developing sites capable of hosting 1 GW of marine energy in the form of wave and tidal power by 2020.