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    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.

    U.K. center reissues call for wave, tidal energy test stand

    12/15/2009

    The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC) of the United Kingdom has reissued a call for pre-qualification to build test stand equipment for wave and tidal energy prototypes at the NAREC Test Facility at Blyth on northern England's eastern coast.

    Wave and tidal power growing slowly, steadily

    12/15/2009

    Proponents of wave and tidal power have compared the state of this area of the renewable energy sector with the early days of wind power. The technology has great potential but still must prove itself before it can be widely deployed.

    Atlantis plans testing of world's biggest tidal turbine

    12/08/2009

    Atlantis Resources Corp. has selected the waters off Scotland’s Orkney Islands as the proving ground for the world’s biggest tidal turbine.

    Hastings project wins honorable mention at POWER-GEN International

    12/08/2009

    Hydro Green Energy LLC won honorable mention in the renewable/sustainable category of Power Engineering magazine’s annual Projects of the Year Awards.

    Ocean Power Technologies selects Oregon Iron Works to build wave energy project

    12/04/2009

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has chosen Oregon Iron Works to construct its first commercial wave energy PowerBuoy system in North America.

    New Hydro

    12/01/2009

    Oyster wave energy converter begins producing power

    11/30/2009

    Queen’s University Belfast announced the launch of the Oyster wave energy converter, the world’s largest working wave-energy system, in Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

    HydroVolts wins national sustainability award

    11/19/2009

    Seattle-based HydroVolts, a developer of in-stream hydrokinetic turbines, won the National Sustainability Award at this year’s Cleantech Open (CTO), a business competition for startup companies specializing in clean technologies.

    OPT wins A$65 million grant for 19-MW wave power project

    11/17/2009

    Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) received a A$66.5 million (US$61 million) grant from the Australian government to build a 19-MW wave power project off the coast of Victoria, Australia.

    NS Power and OpenHydro deploy tidal turbine

    11/17/2009

    Nova Scotia Power and its tidal technology partner OpenHydro have successfully deployed the first commercial scale in-stream tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy.

    OPT appoints chief executive in the United Kingdom

    11/17/2009

    Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) has appointed Angus Norman chief executive of Ocean Power Technologies Ltd.

    Nalcor Energy turns to PUB for water management agreement

    11/12/2009

    Nalcor Energy is asking the Public Utilities Board to establish a water management agreement between Nalcor and the Churchill Falls Corp.

    ETI project targets marine energy potential

    11/11/2009

    The United Kingdom’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has approved a US$12 million (8 million euros) project that promises to unlock the UK’s marine energy potential.

    SeaGen tidal turbine exceeding expectations

    11/11/2009

    SeaGen, a commercial-scale tidal turbine off the coast of Northern Ireland, is generating more power than originally expected, said Marine Current Turbines, SeaGen’s owner.

    Ocean energy advocates testify to Senat subcommittee

    11/06/2009

    Carolyn Elefant, legal counsel for the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition, urged lawmakers to establish a federal agency to develop and oversee policy for renewable energy technologies offshore.

    Congress approves $50 million for water power research and development

    11/05/2009

    Federal lawmakers are being praised for allocating $50 million to the development and deployment of marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies.

    Leading Edge

    11/01/2009 Re Vision Consulting LLC plans to complete work on its marine energy market acceleration study by the end of 2009.

    U.K. center seeks test stand for wave, tidal energy prototypes

    10/26/2009

    The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC) of the United Kingdom seeks bids for construction of test stand equipment for the development of wave and tidal energy prototypes at the NAREC Test Facility at Blyth on northern England's eastern coast.

    Ireland selected for wave-energy project

    10/19/2009

    Swedish power utility Vattenfall and Irish wave-energy developer Wavebob have formed a joint venture to build a commercial-scale wave-energy project off the west coast of Ireland.


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