Other marine energy and hydropower News for February 2010

Other marine energy and hydropower News Archive

European large hydropower moving up

The World Bank increased its lending for large hydropower projects in 2009 at a time when investment fell in many other sectors, says Frost & Sullivan.

Solar to gain the most into 2011

Solar will register the greatest increase in usage from 2010 into 2011, according to the latest US government forecast.

Finance: Clean Energy Index down 4.59%

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Hawaii considers US$50m bonds for renewable energy

Hawaii has introduced legislation to create a green jobs sector through the establishment of a ‘Hawaii Clean Energy Investment Bonds’ programme for renewable energy.

Marine energy mass deployment by 2020

Marine energy will be ready for mass scale deployment by 2020, says the Carbon Trust.

Mixed hydropower reaction to UK feed-in-tariffs

The British Hydropower Association (BHA) welcomes the UK renewable energy feed-in tariff, but says there’s a problem for those already registered within the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme.

Canada funds solar PV research network

The Canadian Government will provide C$5 million to create the ‘Photovoltaic Innovation Network’ to raise the status of solar electric as a renewable energy option.

Scottish hydroelectric potential "double" of previous estimates

The potential for hydroelectric generation in Scotland is double the level previously estimated, if micro-hydro schemes under 100 kW are considered.

UK renewable industry welcomes feed-in tariff

The UK renewable energy industry welcomes today’s announcement of the feed-in tariff for renewable and low carbon electricity, and the plans for low carbon heating incentives.

UK feed-in tariffs announced

The UK Government has announced its feed-in tariffs for small scale renewable and low carbon electricity starting from 1 April.