Nova Scotia Supports Ocean Energy, Wildlife

Joanna Schroeder

As offshore wind begins to take off, many organizations are concerned about the impact on ocean life. Last week, the Nova Scotia Legislature passed the Marine Renewable Energy Act (Bill 110) as a means to ensure that ocean renewable energy has appropriate licensing and environmental protections in place to protect marine life. Novia Scotia is looking at tidal energy as …

Clean Energy, Environment, ocean energy, offshore wind

Wave Energy Prize Entrants Move Forward

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) wave energy competition is moving toward the next phase with 92 teams. The Wave Energy Prize is a design-build-test competition encouraging the development of better innovations for wave energy conversion (WEC) devices that will double energy capture. When this is achieved, costs will be reduced making wave energy more competitive with established energy technologies. …

Clean Energy, ocean energy, water

Ocean Energy to Play Global Role

Joanna Schroeder

The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of Regions has endorsed a recent report that focuses on the development of ocean energy to meet growing demand for renewable energy. The report states the ocean energy sector will make an “important contribution….to meeting the future energy needs of the European Union.” In response to the news, Rémi …

Clean Energy, ocean energy, Renewable Energy

DOE Announces Wave Energy Prize

Joanna Schroeder

During the annual National Hydropower Association and International Marine Renewable Energy Conferences, the Department Of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Assistant Secretary Dr. Dave Danielson announced the Wave Energy Prize. The prize, totaling more than $2 million, is designed to encourage the development of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices that double the energy captured from ocean …

Clean Energy, Electricity, ocean energy, Renewable Energy

EU Leaders Lack Climate & Energy Leadership

Joanna Schroeder

According to several organizations, although European Union Heads of State agreed upon a climate and energy framework, it fails to provide industrial leadership for Europe. Both Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) criticized the plan. OEE said the new greenhouse gas emission targets, renewable energy and energy efficiency will do little to capitalize on the …

Climate Change, Electricity, International, ocean energy, offshore wind, Renewable Energy, Wind