Other marine energy and hydropower News for March 2010

Other marine energy and hydropower News Archive

Europe could have 100% renewable energy by 2050: study

Europe and North Africa could obtain all of their electricity from renewable energy by 2050, if the concept is supported by a single European power market united with a similar market in North Africa.

Wales can dramatically increase renewable energy capacity by 2025

Wales has the potential to generate twice its electricity demand from renewable energy sources within 15 years, according to environment minister Jane Davidson.

US to boost development of hydropower

Three US departments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase production of hydropower while reducing environmental impacts and enhancing ecosystem viability.

Hydropower could be key for UK energy

Small scale hydropower could be one of the most cost-effective ways of producing renewable electricity in the UK, according to the Environment Agency.

Statkraft upgrades hydropower in Norway

Norwegian utility Statkraft has decided to spend more than NOK 1 billion upgrading hydropower facilities.

US funds ocean thermal and seawater air conditioning

Lockheed Martin will receive US$1 million from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to advance ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC).

Renewable energy in Australia is “largely undeveloped”

The Government of Australia has released its first national Energy Resource Assessment, concluding that wind energy and other renewable energy sources are expected to become increasingly significant.

US needs more data on marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy

A report to the US Congress examines the potential effects from marine energy and hydrokinetic energy, and options to prevent adverse environmental effects as the technologies become more commercial.

European offshore supergrid organisation set up European offshore supergrid organisation set up

An organisation to progress policy towards construction of a pan-European offshore supergrid, Friends of the Supergrid, has been set up.

Maps to reveal hydropower potential in UK Maps to reveal hydropower potential in UK

A map revealing potential hydropower hotspots in England and Wales has been published by the UK Environment Agency.

Renewable energy developer juwi expands

The juwi group of Germany is expanding in Germany and the USA – “one of the world’s largest growth markets for renewable energies.”