Wave and tidal energy News for January 2013

Wave and tidal energy News Archive

Repsol dips toe into tidal energy with Tocardo partnership

Oil giant Repsol is to enter the tidal energy business following an agreement for the company to partner tidal stream tidal manufacturer Tocardo International.

University of Dundee to study wave power anchoring

A new research project launched by the University of Dundee aims to look at “mooring and anchoring” systems for wave power projects, after the marine power industry warned that anchoring problems were threatening to “stall and limit” wave developments.

Obama opens door for renewable energy push in US Obama opens door for renewable energy push in US

In his inaugural speech for his second term in office, U.S. President Barack Obama has upped the ante, promising to show global leadership on climate change and support the development of clean energy...

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) awarded contract by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding in Japan

The ¥70 million (approximately US $900,000) contract from Mitsui (MES) will be to further develop the Company’s PowerBuoy technology for Japanese sea conditions.

Half of new US power capacity in 2012 renewable – FERC

Almost half of all new generating capacity installed in the United States during 2012 was renewable, a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said.

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a milestone in international efforts to double the share of renewable energy worldwide by 2030.

IEA-RETD launches new policy action plan IEA-RETD launches new policy action plan

A new publication from Elsevier, developed by the IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD), explores six policy categories that are "essential" for the acceleration of renewable energy deployment.

Cherbourg to get €60 million makeover for tidal energy

Facilities at the French ports of Cherbourg and Caen-Ouistreham are to undergo a multi-million euro expansion to pave the way for the development of tidal energy projects in the area.