Wave and tidal energy News for July 2010

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

Welsh tidal project gets £1.4m EU funding

The Welsh DeltaStream tidal power project is getting a £1.4 million funding package boos from the EU.

£1.5m to UK Wave Hub £1.5m to UK Wave Hub

South West RDA’s Wave Hub project will receive £1.5 million investment for the development of wave energy technology from the UK Government.

Marine renewable energy could create 5000 Scottish jobs

By developing three regional offshore marine renewable energy manufacturing sites in Scotland, 5000 jobs could be created and £300 million generated for the Scottish Economy, according to First Minister Alex Salmond.

Industry reaction to DECC announcements

The renewable energy industry in the UK is positive overall, to the announcements from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Solar to eclipse geothermal in output

Solar power will generate 126 TWh of renewable power around the world by 2020, more than the 108 TWh to be generated by geothermal facilities, according to the latest International Energy Outlook 2010 from the US Department of Energy.

AWS Ocean Energy gets wave energy support

AWS Ocean Energy has received an additional £350,000 to develop its new wave energy device together with project partner the University of Strathclyde.

Marine Current Turbines gets £250,000 for tidal turbine

A grant of £250,000 to develop a fully submerged SeaGen tidal turbine for deep water sites, has been awarded to Marine Current Turbines Ltd and its project partners Queen’s University Belfast, Mojo Maritime and Edinburgh University.

UK wave and tidal power gets £7m

UK wave and tidal power research is receiving £7 million in support from the Technology Strategy Board.

BAE Systems and Aquamarine cooperate on wave energy BAE Systems and Aquamarine cooperate on wave energy

Defence company BAE Systems and wave energy developer Aquamarine Power are cooperating on renewable wave energy as part of a project worth almost £1 million.

Plans for Marine Energy Park in UK Plans for Marine Energy Park in UK

Able UK has revealed a £400 million plan for a Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber in the UK.

Share of renewables in new electricity generation capacity continues to rise

The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the EU Joint Research Centre's Institute for Energy (IE), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009.

Offshore Marine Management commissions "unique" O&M vessel

Subsea service specialist, Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has instructed independent marine design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee to design a unique operation and maintenance vessel for the next phase of offshore wind farm development.

AWS Ocean Energy amongst the winners, scoops £1.39 million in funding AWS Ocean Energy amongst the winners, scoops £1.39 million in funding

AWS was one of a group of organisations to secure WATERS funding from the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Renewables must generate 50% of global electricity: IEA

Renewable energies must generate almost half of the world’s power by 2050, up from the current level of 18%, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).