Renewable Energy (Page 2)
Turbines installed at wind farmBBC | 26 Dec 2012
One of the world's largest offshore wind farms off the east Kent coast is on target to become fully operational in the spring.
Wind farm impact to be examinedBBC | 15 Dec 2012
The firm behind a planned offshore wind farm on the south coast of England says it will look to see how it can "mitigate" campaigners' concerns.
Sunshine, biofuel and the tides, oh my!EurekAlert | 04 Dec 2012
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) PNNL scientists will discuss solar power forecasting, the resources needed to grow algae for biofuel and the environmental impacts of ocean energy at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
US government announces opening of Atlantic coast for offshore wind farmsGuardian Unlimited | 01 Dec 2012
The Obama administration has for the first time opened up large areas off the Atlantic Coast for offshore wind farms. The department of the interior said it was proposing to offer competitive lease sales on some 278,000 acres, or about 432 square miles, off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.
Areva to open wind turbine factory in ScotlandGuardian Unlimited | 19 Nov 2012
One of Europe's largest wind power engineering firms has promised to open a turbine manufacturing base in Scotland in readiness for a major expansion in North Sea windfarms.
Program Update - October 2012National Oceanographic Partnership Program | 13 Nov 2012
Dr. Chuck Fisher from Pennsylvania State University gave a wonderful presentation on the Lophelia II research project. NOPP also hosted a marine renewable energy session, Developing Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy Stewardship on Wednesday, 17 October.
Scientists Listen in at Future Cape Wind SiteWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 10 Oct 2012
Using digital acoustic monitoring instruments anchored to the ocean bottom, they plan to measure and identify all underwater sound at the site—before, during, and after construction. The first-of-its-kind experiment in the United States, they believe, could serve as a template for assessing possible impacts, good and bad, of future offshore wind turbine projects.
Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada: Water Resources, Coastal Ecosystems and Renewable Energysustainabledevelopment.un.org | 05 Oct 2012
The assessments performed and projects proposed in this study represent an attempt to move forward with the practical implementation of climate change adaptation programmes and their integration into national plans for sustainable development. The study supports the global efforts on defining national strategies for sustainable development and on addressing some of the main critical issues affecting Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
$60m eco-friendly superyacht in NZ for renovationNew Zealand Herald | 27 Sep 2012
A superyacht that costs $274,000 a week to hire is being renovated in Auckland. The yacht, designed by New Zealander Ron Holland, was built to be the most eco-friendly yacht afloat. It is wind-powered and when there is no wind the propellers are driven by a hybrid of diesel and electric motors that move the boat, power household items and recharge the batteries at the same time.
Training for power utilities managers on renewable energy systemsSecretariat of the Pacific Community | 20 Sep 2012
The EU-funded, SPC-implemented, North Pacific ACP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (North-REP) designed and organised a training workshop on managing the four power utility corporations in Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
Predicting wave power could double marine-based energyEurekAlert | 11 Sep 2012
Prof. George Weiss of Tel Aviv University says that his new computer algorithm improves the functioning of Wave Energy Converters used in producing electrical energy from ocean waves. And, with improvements in the converters themselves, it could make marine-based energy more commercially viable.
ORAP Releases Offshore Renewable Energy Final ReportNational Oceanographic Partnership Program | 10 Sep 2012
The Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP) Industry Sub-panel held a workshop on 24-25 May 2011 titled "Offshore Renewable Energy: Accelerating the Decision-Making Process", to discuss the growing issues surrounding renewable ocean energy development; the final report resulting from this workshop is now available on the ORAP website.
Four firms vying for £10m prizeBBC | 28 Aug 2012
Four renewable energy companies which will compete for the £10m Saltire Prize are named by Scottish ministers.
Regional trade and investment forum explores private sector investment in energySecretariat of the Pacific Community | 17 Aug 2012
In Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, electricity is only accessible to about 20% of the population. Making the private sector a part of the solution could assist in addressing energy security challenges in these countries, and a joint project by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Business Climate Facility (BizClim) aims to do just that.
Germany delays windfarm because it's not fit for porpoise, yetGuardian Unlimited | 16 Aug 2012
Germany's plan to wean itself off nuclear power has suffered a submarine setback. Utility companies have had to delay construction of a 25,000 megawatt windfarm off the coast because of fears the noise may kill thousands of porpoises.