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Dong Energy upbeat about offshore wind power thanks to higher subsidyGuardian Unlimited | 08 Dec 2013
Dong Energy, the company that claims to be the biggest developer of windfarms in the world, believes it is "game on" in the North Sea with nothing to hold back new investment. The upbeat message from the Danish firm's British chairman, Brent Cheshire, comes days after the government announced a better than expected subsidy regime for large offshore wind farms.
Big changes for renewable subsidiesBBC | 04 Dec 2013
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
Aquaculture,to develop renewable energy.fishupdate.com | 02 Dec 2013
A new three year research project will see aquaculture, agriculture and biogas sectors working together to develop renewable energy.
Energy firm RWE npower axes £4bn UK windfarm amid political uncertaintyGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
Britain's green ambitions have been dealt a blow as a big six energy company has pulled the plug on one of the world's largest offshore windfarms, with the political storm enveloping the industry threatening the multibillion-pound investments needed to meet emissions targets and head off a looming capacity crunch.
Looking for tomorrow's power source? Go fly a (underwater) kiteEurekAlert | 05 Nov 2013
As the world looks to wean itself from fossil fuels, a new answer may be emerging: underwater kites. A professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to harness ocean currents and tidal flows using this unexpected technology.
241: What Price Extra Oil? (radio)worldoceanobservatory.org | 07 Oct 2013
The past few years have marked a shift away from talk of "peak oil" and subsidies in support of renewable technologies, returning us to aggressive fossil fuel extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will assert that there is nothing to be gained from our short-term avoidance and denial of our reliance on fossil fuels.
Shetland windfarm project suffers court setback over rare birdGuardian Unlimited | 03 Oct 2013
The future of a proposed windfarm on Shetland touted as one of the most productive in the world has been thrown into doubt in a legal battle over a rare wading bird and an obscure part of British energy law. A judge in Edinburgh has ruled that the Viking windfarm project, set to be one of the largest in the UK, should not have been given planning consent last year, in a victory for local anti-windfarm campaigners.
Huge tidal energy project approvedBBC | 16 Sep 2013
Work is to begin on the largest tidal turbine energy project in Europe after the Scottish government grants permission.
Scotland gives green light to Europe's largest tidal energy projectGuardian Unlimited | 16 Sep 2013
The largest tidal energy project in Europe can get under way after permission was granted for the first stage in the Pentland Firth. A demonstration project of up to six turbines will be built in the water between Orkney and the Scottish mainland following the decision by the Scottish government.
IRENA Releases Studies on Renewable Energy for Pacific IslandsInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 09 Sep 2013
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a series of reports that identify challenges to, and best practices for, accelerating deployment of renewable energy in the Pacific Islands region. They provide baseline information which can facilitate development of renewable energy roadmaps and strengthen regional initiatives.
Eco-friendly boat a world firstNew Zealand Herald | 08 Sep 2013
The world's largest solar-powered boat was dreamed up by a trail-blazing Kiwi designer and his team in a tiny Auckland waterfront office. Looking like something from a sci-fi movie, MS Turanor PlanetSolar drew huge crowds when it cruised London's River Thames this week.
Salmon farmer makes wavesfishupdate.com | 05 Sep 2013
A groundbreaking new project on an island off the west coast of Scotland will see wave energy being used to power a salmon farm.
SIDS DOCK Meeting Discusses Energy Issues for AIMSInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 20 Aug 2013
The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) DOCK project held its first meeting for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) region, the final meeting in a series of regional SIDS DOCK meetings. The meeting agreed upon and finalized discussions on programmatic and operational issues including climate, energy and water and financing mechanisms in SIDS.
The impact of underwater noise on fishWorld Fishing | 14 Aug 2013
A three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership between HR Wallingford and the University of Exeter is being launched this month to predict the impact of underwater noise on fish.
Future of UK offshore wind power in 'serious doubt'Guardian Unlimited | 09 Jul 2013
The future of offshore wind power generation in the UK is in serious doubt, as the government's plans to encourage new windfarms are over-expensive and flawed, a new thinktank study has found.