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UK could become leading exporter of wave and tidal power, say MPs

New report from Energy and Climate Change Committee calls on government to establish long term goals for marine energy A tidal turbine developed by Atlantis Resources Corporation at Invergordon, on the Cromarty Firth. The UK is home to about 35 … Continue reading

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Ocean waves power a prototype generator in Newport Beach

After testing their wave-powered turbine near the Wedge, the entrepreneurs behind Green Wave Energy Corp. want Newport Beach officials’ permission to set up a more permanent trial. Waves crash at the Wedge, a Newport Beach spot famous for its big … Continue reading

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Humber estuary gets second enterprise zone to target renewable energy firms

Development sites with extra capital grants for plant include land at BAe Systems in Brough and the port of Grimsby Wind turbines off the coast of north Lincolnshire, nice and convenient for the Humber estuary. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the … Continue reading

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Renewables could be UK’s major power source by 2030: WWF

Report says up to 90% of electricity could come from wind, solar, tidal and other sustainable sources – without the need for nuclear WWF’s report calls for a firm renewable target for 2030, to give long-term and stable financial support … Continue reading

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Wind farms and biomass plants to keep key Government subsidies

Developers of offshore wind and biomass plants expressed relief after the Government said it would maintain their subsidies. Offshore wind farms will still receive the same support of two ROCs Photo: Alamy Ministers have been reviewing renewable obligation certificates (ROCs), … Continue reading

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Wave power excites as next energy source

With fear over nuclear power running high and concerns mounting over global warming, ocean waves have been attracting attention as a source of natural energy. Channeling: A navigational buoy with wave-powered lights floats about 1 km offshore from the city … Continue reading

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Orkney Islands provide a glimpse of a renewable future

Cutting-edge wave and tidal technology is regenerating island communities, bringing new jobs and new skills Atlantis’s AK-1000 tidal energy turbine is loaded onto a barge to be shipped to a test site off Orkney. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images The … Continue reading

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Marine energy in Scotland: A rising tide?

A remote town hopes to become a clean-energy hub EVEN on a sunny day the rugged coastline of Caithness—with its small towns huddled round little harbours, looking 15 miles across the Pentland Firth to the dark cliffs of Orkney—feels as … Continue reading

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Powering Japan’s future (Wind, Solar, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal, Biomass)

The pros and cons of Japan’s renewable energy options Last year, Japan produced close to one quadrillion watt-hours of electricity — that’s 1 followed by 15 zeros. The vast majority of that — which translates into one billion megawatt hours … Continue reading

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A ‘Big Thumbs Up’ for Renewable Energy

Color China Photo, Via Associated Press..Published 06-18-2010: Turbines of the Donghai Bridge Offshore Wind Farm in Shanghai. China invested almost twice as much in renewable energy last year as the United States. (Color China Photo, Via Associated Press) Wind turbines … Continue reading

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