Other marine energy and hydropower News for March 2009

Other marine energy and hydropower 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.

Statkraft acquires hydropower projects in Turkey

Norwegian Statkraft AS and Turkish Global Investment Holdings have signed an agreement to transfer hydropower projects to Statkraft.

Ontario proposes feed-in-tariffs Ontario proposes feed-in-tariffs

Ontario has proposed feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for renewable energy generated from sources such as onshore and offshore wind, hydroelectric, solar, biogas, biomass and landfill gas.

Shell withdraws from wind and solar – focuses on biofuels

Royal Dutch Shell has said it does not plan to invest further in renewable energies such as wind, solar and hydropower as these are deemed uneconomic.

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.

Ireland announces new FiT

Irish Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has announced measures to encourage the on-site generation of electricity in homes and farms across Ireland.

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.