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    Pelamis, Marine Current Turbines among wave and tidal energy farm lease winners

    03/16/2010

    Pelamis, Marine Current Turbines and other firms were named successful bidders for wave and tidal energy farm development leases in UK waters. The Crown Estate announced the names of winning bidders, which are part of the world's first commercial wave and tidal leasing round.

    Aquamarine and SSE Renewables get lease agreement for UK wave farm site

    03/16/2010

    Scotland-based ocean energy developer Aquamarine Power, along with partner firm SSE Renewables, announced that they have been granted the rights to develop a section of seabed off Orkney, Scotland, as part of a commercial leasing program for wave and tidal energy projects.

    Firm appointed to study wave, tidal power potential off England's coast

    03/04/2010

    Renewable energy consultancy PMSS has been appointed by the South West Regional Development Agency (RDA) to lead a 100,000 pounds (US$150,600) study into the potential of marine energy hydro and other renewables around the coast of South West England.

    Marine energy hydropower test center expanding workforce as demand grows

    03/02/2010

    A leading marine energy hydropower test center for wave and tidal energy technologies is expanding its workforce to meet the growing demands of companies developing devices that harness energy from the sea.

    New Hydro

    03/01/2010

    The Leading Edge

    03/01/2010 Results from a study of Hydro Green Energy's hydrokinetic turbine technology indicate that only one of the 402 tagged fish that swam through the turbine showed evidence of direct physical harm.

    Technology Overview: Wave and Tidal Power Development Status

    03/01/2010 Great potential exists for wave and tidal power development.

    Ocean Power Technologies begins wave power farm development off Oregon coast

    02/22/2010

    Construction has begun off Oregon's coast on a commercial U.S. wave energy farm, which is being developed by Ocean Power Technologies and is planned to supply power to about 400 homes, according to national media reports.

    Hydro Alternative Energy tests tidal power turbine prototype

    02/16/2010

    Renewable energy company Hydro Alternative Energy announced that it recently conducted initial in-water, off-shore testing of its patent pending turbine prototype designed for use in planned commercialized tidal water power applications.

    Hydro Group awarded contract for Wave Hub project

    02/15/2010

    Scotland-based Hydro Group has been awarded a contract worth 500,000 pounds (US$780,518) in a deal that will see the provider of optical and electrical subsea products collaborating on the UK’s Wave Hub project.

    Carbon Trust gives millions to marine energy firms to speed projects

    02/05/2010

    The U.K.'s Carbon Trust announced 22 million pounds (US$34.5 million) of new funding for the six most promising wave and tidal power technologies, seeking to speed up deployment of full-scale prototypes and accelerate the first commercial projects in the U.K.

    Hydro Alternative Energy acquires rights to water power technology

    02/04/2010

    Hydro Alternative Energy Inc., a renewable energy company, recently acquired all U.S. and international patent and intellectual property rights to certain water power technology for use in certain commercialized water power applications.

    Proposed 2011 budget for hydro-related U.S. agencies announced, ocean renewables funding increased

    02/02/2010

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget requests for hydropower-related government agencies and ocean energy research have been announced.

    Ocean energy could reach up to 200 GW of renewable capacity by 2025

    01/19/2010

    If ocean energy trial projects are successful in the next few years, the industry could represent a large source of renewable electricity, reaching up to 200 GW of installed generation capacity by 2025, according to a report by Pike Research.

    Renewable Energy World announces awards finalists, names hydro project among top for 2009

    01/14/2010

    RenewableEnergyWorld.com, a leading renewable energy news source, announced that a hydrokinetic turbine project is among the finalists for the 2009 Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards.

    European countries plan $US43 billion energy grid to link hydro, other renewables

    01/12/2010

    Nine European countries back a plan to develop a US$43 billion North Sea renewable energy transmission network that would link tidal power projects, offshore wind farms, hydroelectric plants and other renewable energy sources.

    Hydro Green Energy hydrokinetic technology proves fish friendly

    01/07/2010

    The first and only direct fish survival study performed on a hydrokinetic turbine shows that the technology is exceedingly safe for fish.

    Marine Current Turbines secures funds for commercial tidal energy farm

    01/06/2010

    British tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines (MCT) has raised 3.5 million pounds (US$5.6 million) from an investor group led by Carbon Trust Investments Limited to help it deploy a commercial tidal energy farm in UK waters, Carbon Trust reported.

    Vattenfall and Pelamis announce joint venture in marine energy development

    12/18/2009

    Vattenfall has announced plans for a joint venture with Pelamis Wave Power to develop a marine energy farm near the Shetland Islands in the eastern Atlantic .

    Hydro Alternative Energy buys Water Power Technologies

    12/16/2009

    Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. (HAE) has acquired Water Power Technologies LLC (WPT), giving it the licensing rights to patent-pending technology.


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