Wave and tidal energy News for April 2009

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

E.ON withdraws from Wave Hub project

E.ON and Ocean Prospect are withdrawing from the Wave Hub wave power project off the north Cornish coast in the UK.

Intel tops list of USA green power purchasers

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of the USA’s top green power purchasers.

Green light for renewable energy development on the US Outer Continental shelf

US President Barack Obama has announced that the Department of the Interior has finalised a long-awaited framework for renewable energy production on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

UK wind industry ready to pump £2.5billion "direct into UK economy"

The UK's wind power industry has given a thumbs up to a £525 million support package in Budget 2009, and believes that this will enable the industry to unlock up to £10bn of private sector investment in wind and marine energy projects over the coming few years.

UK Budget 2009: reaction

How has the industry reacted to the 'low carbon', renewable energy provisions in the UK's Budget 2009?

TNEI and Aquamarine cooperate on locating marine energy sites

Energy consultancy TNEI and Aquamarine Power are cooperating to identify the most viable marine energy sites around the UK and Irish coastlines for deployment of Aquamarine’s Oyster® wave energy converter.

Renewable Energy Focus to twitter

Renewable Energy Focus has now joined the twitter network...

Gurit offers composite materials for ocean energy market

Building on its experience in the marine and wind energy sectors, composite materials supplier Gurit is expanding its interests into the emerging ocean energy (wave and tidal power) market. The strength and corrosion resistance of composite materials are expected to be key to the success of these devices operating in the harsh marine environment.

Fund for Severn Estuary tidal concepts

A £500,000 fund has been launched to help environmental entrepreneurs and small businesses develop ideas to generate renewable electricity from the River Severn's tidal power.

Ocean Power receives funding for Hawaii wave power project

Ocean Power Technologies Inc has received additional funding of US$1.1 million for its on-going project with the US Navy to demonstrate the PowerBuoy® wave power system off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

UK offshore renewables get financial support

Marine and offshore renewable technologies will now receive financial support in the UK after an overhaul of the system for supporting renewable energy.

Wave surge pump generates onshore electricity

Aquamarine Power has appointed geotechnical drilling and marine construction contractors, Fugro Seacore, to install its Oyster Wave Energy Converter off the UK coast.

Electricity from renewables rise 11.7% in UK

Electricity supply from renewable energies including wind and hydro in the UK rose by 11.7%, or 2.2 TWh, to 20.7 TWh in 2008.

Statkraft invests in tidal power developer Atlantis Resources

Norwegian utility Statkraft has invested approximately NOK 45 million in tidal power developer Atlantis Resources.

3B wins award for ocean wave energy converter 3B wins award for ocean wave energy converter

3B has been awarded an Environment & Energy award for its ocean wave energy converter at the JEC Composites Show in Paris, France in March.

Aquamarine Power focuses on wave energy – abandons tidal Aquamarine Power focuses on wave energy – abandons tidal

Aquamarine Power has decided to focus its efforts on the development and commercialisation of its Oyster® Wave Energy Converter abandoning further development of the tidal stream device Neptune™.

Aquamarine appoints Fugro Seacore to install its wave energy converter

Aquamarine Power has appointed geotechnical drilling and marine construction contractors, Fugro Seacore, to install its Oyster® Wave Energy Converter.