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The Leading Edge

06/01/2011 Ocean Power Technologies completes wave power device

Senate committee passes bill to boost U.S. marine, hydrokinetic energy

05/26/2011

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has passed the Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2011, a bill aimed at boosting marine and hydrokinetic energy development.

U.S. to review proposal to use currents off Florida's coast for ocean energy project

05/25/2011

The U.S. Interior Department is beginning an environmental review for a first-ever leasing proposal to use ocean currents of Florida's coast to generate electricity.

Oregon Wave Energy Trust to host 2011 Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

05/23/2011

Registration is now open for the 2011 Ocean Renewable Energy Conference hosted by Oregon Wave Energy Trust. The event, covering many aspects of the wave energy industry, is planned for Aug. 3-4 in Portland, Oregon.

Wave energy projects get the go-ahead in Scotland

05/19/2011

Several Scottish wave energy projects, including a 30-MW development from Aquamarine Power north of the Isle of Lewis, have been given the go-ahead, project developers announced.

Marine energy centers sign agreement for marine renewables research

05/18/2011

Two of the most recognized marine energy research and development sites are combining their research efforts to help advance the worldwide marine renewable energy industry.

Government backs Marine Current Turbines funding application for tidal project

05/12/2011

Tidal energy firm Marine Current Turbines' proposal to build a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, Scotland, through EU funding, has been approved by the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change, MCT announced.

Hydrovision International: Planning for a clean energy future

05/10/2011

Hydropower is the subject of much discussion around the world, the result of escalating demand for power and a pronounced interest in clean energy. As interest in hydropower expansion peaks, the industry's leading professionals and key decision makers will convene in Sacramento, Calif., July 19-22, for HydroVision International 2011, the year's largest gathering of hydropower professionals.

New marine energy device from OPT begins ocean trials

05/09/2011

Marine energy developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has begun ocean trials of the first of its new generation PowerBuoy device, the PB150.

Hydro Green Energy secures new funding, appoints new CEO

05/05/2011

Hydropower developer Hydro Green Energy LLC announced it has secured an equity capital and project development investment from Providence Renewables LLC of Dallas, Texas. HGE also announced the appointment of Michael P. Maley as president and chief executive officer.

Carbon Trust: Global marine power industry may be worth US760 billion by 2050

05/03/2011

The global marine power industry could be worth as much as 460 billion pounds (US$760 billion) by 2050, with the U.K. comprising a sizable share of the market, the London-based Carbon Trust reported in a new analysis.

Driving Ocean Energy Innovation in Scotland

05/01/2011 By Thomas LambTesting under way at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland, is helping developers improve their technology for converting ocean waves and tides into electricity. With proper support, wave and tidal schemes could provide 1.6 GW of capacity off Scotland's north coast by 2020.

Driving Ocean Energy Innovation in Scotland

05/01/2011 By Thomas LambTesting under way at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland, is helping developers improve their technology for converting ocean waves and tides into electricity. With proper support, wave and tidal schemes could provide 1.6 GW of capacity off Scotland's north coast by 2020.

Marine hydro firm OPT awards wave energy project contracts

04/20/2011

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. is awarding four new contracts to Oregon companies in connection with the manufacture of its PB150 PowerBuoy wave energy generating device and its deployment off the coast of Reedsport, Ore., OPT announced.

Hydropower Reform Coalition, National Park Service release guide that offers strategies for addressing recreation issues in new hydropower technologies

04/12/2011

The Hydropower Reform Coalition and the National Park Service have jointly released a new guide that offers strategies to deal with potential recreation issues as new hydrokinetic energy technologies are being proposed in rivers and oceans, often times in same areas that are high-value recreation resources.

GE acquires 90 percent stake in France-based Converteam

04/01/2011

GE Energy has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 90 percent of Converteam, a leading provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, from a controlling shareholder group that includes management, Barclays Private Equity and LBO France, for approximately $3.2 billion.

The Leading Edge

04/01/2011 Massachusetts town files draft pilot license for tidal project

Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power: Identifying How Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Affect Aquatic Environments

04/01/2011 Significant research is under way to determine the potential environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic energy systems. The federally funded research is designed to facilitate installation and operation of these systems.

Marine Current Turbines planning first tidal array for Wales

03/29/2011

Marine Current Turbines Ltd, in partnership with RWE npower renewables, has submitted a consent application to install a 10-MW array of tidal stream turbines off the North West coast of Anglesey in 2015, MCT announced.

Wales developer seeks builder for 1.2-MW Ramsey Sound tidal project

03/25/2011

Wales-based Tidal Energy Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to build its 1.2-MW prototype tidal stream power project in Ramsey Sound off the Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales.

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