Tag Archive for 'wave power'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More funds for developing wave and tidal power technology in Scotland

August 30th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, welcomed the announcement on the 29 August 2012 by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be […]

10th European wave & tidal energy conference in September 2013

June 30th, 2012 by Events

The 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) takes place at the Aalborg Congress and Culture Centre in Aalborg, Denmark from 2 to 5 September 2013. The conference is being hosted by Aalborg University Conference Chair: Peter Frigaard Conference timeline 3 September 2012: Call for abstracts 10 December 2012: 1st reminder of abstract deadline 20 […]

Maritime spatial planning required for increased number of sea users

June 30th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

The report “Seanergy 2020 delivering offshore electricity to the EU” finds that the European Commission needs to encourage EU Member States to carry out maritime spatial planning, and co-operate on how they use their sea space, due to the growing number of users of Europe’s seas, including offshore renewable energy. The Seanergy 2020 report, which […]

Predicting power of next wave could double amount of energy captured

June 28th, 2012 by University of Exeter

The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Renewable Energy, could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The study, Wave energy converter control by wave […]

Renewable energy researchers from University of Exeter study Guernsey potential

May 30th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Third year BSc/MEng University of Exeter Renewable Energy students gave presentations on Guernsey’s potential to develop offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy resources at a seminar held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on Monday 28 May 2012. Research teams also looked at the potential for onshore renewable energy development and infrastructure requirements. Their completed reports […]

Guernsey Renewable Energy Team Open day at Beau Sejour on 3 April

March 28th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Department’s Renewable Energy Team (RET) is to hold an open day so that the public can learn more about the potential for macro marine renewable energy in Guernsey. Members of RET will be available in the lobby of Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, St Peter Port between 1200 and 1430 and from […]

RenewableUK publishes report on “Marine Energy in the UK”

March 15th, 2012 by RenewableUK

In a new report, RenewableUK, the trade association representing the renewable energy industry, is calling for a significant increase in investment by the UK and Scottish Governments to realise the wave and tidal sector’s massive potential. The industry predicts that the sector will be worth £3.7 billion to the UK by 2020, creating 10,000 jobs. […]