Tag Archive for 'wave energy'

UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in marine renewable energy

March 18th, 2014 by RenewableUK

The report, ‘Generating Energy and Prosperty – Economic Impact Study of the offshore renewable energy industry in the UK’ by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, shows that the UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. Jennifer Webber, RenewableUK’s Director of […]

Scottish marine energy expertise extended to Singapore

November 9th, 2013 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

An international collaboration agreement has been signed between The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University ([email protected]), Singapore, to support further development of the marine renewable energy industry in Southeast Asia. EMEC, the world’s first and leading facility for wave and tidal energy converters, […]

Agreement to test and develop wave energy device in Brittany waters offers local economic opportunities

September 20th, 2013 by AW-Energy oy

Fortum, DCNS and AW-Energy have signed a development agreement in wave power research and development with the support of La Région Bretagne. The companies will develop a joint 1.5 MW wave power demonstration project using AW-Energy’s WaveRoller™ technology, which has been extensively patented. Fortum will develop the project and owns the demonstration park, and DCNS […]

University of Exeter publish report on Guernsey’s renewable energy & strategy recommendations to 2050

June 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Third year University of Exeter Renewable Energy students visited Guernsey for ten days in the later part of May 2013 to study Guernsey’s current energy sources and uses, and Guernsey’s renewable energy potential. Forty-six students divided into teams to study offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, wave energy, biofuel potential, energy from waste, solar energy, […]

The Crown Estate to lease further wave and tidal energy sites to accelerate technology development

June 11th, 2013 by The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate announced plans on 22 May 2013 to lease further wave and tidal sites in a bid to encourage and accelerate technology development. In line with responses to its recent industry engagement exercise, the leasing will focus on test and demonstration projects to be installed in waters around the UK. The further leasing […]

Scottish energy minister announces £4 million funding boost for wave and tidal energy industry

March 5th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement of over £4 million of new funding by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, in a speech on the second day of the trade association’s annual Wave and Tidal Energy conference in London. Mr Ewing told more than 500 delegates that the Scottish Government and Highlands and Island Enterprise are […]

UK’s global lead in wave and tidal energy development at crucial stage

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

In a RenewableUK report, the UK’s wave and tidal energy industries warn that they will only be able to grow successfully if they get the right level of support from Government – otherwise Britain risks surrendering its world lead in marine energy. The study by RenewableUK says the biggest shake-up of the energy sector for […]

UK government expresses support for marine renewable energy sector

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed comments made by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker in his opening speech at the trade association’s 2013 Wave and Tidal Conference in London on 27 February 2013, in which he declared that “now is the time for the next bold steps – moving from individual projects to large scale […]

Greening the economy is a total necessity say UK Conservative MPs

January 8th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed a call from an influential group of UK Conservative MPs to support the growth of renewable energy. Members of the 2020 group, made up of more than 60 Tory MPs, describe themselves as progressive and forward-looking Conservatives. It includes several […]

SubHub wave & tidal turbine device transporter and installer designed with QinetiQ’s Paramarine software

January 5th, 2013 by QinetiQ Group plc

QinetiQ GRC naval architects in combination with their Paramarine software are working with QED Naval Ltd in the development of a marine platform (Subhub) that can transport, install, anchor and maintain wave and tidal turbines through life. This will bring major cost and time advantages to tidal turbine field installations on the sea bed. QED […]