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    Carnegie selects site for wave-energy demonstration


    Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. announced plans to build a commercial-scale wave-energy plant at Garden Island, 31 miles south of Perth, Australia.

    Principle Power receives DOE grant for wave-energy technology


    The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $750,000 grant to Principle Power Inc. to support the development of an advanced water power technology.

    Bourne Energy develops "ultra portable" power plant


    Bourne Energy has completed an “ultra-portable” power plant for the military.

    Technical papers available on Waterpowr CD


    Want to learn about new techniques for optimizing hydropower production or get tips on innovative fish passage solutions? You’ll find that and more in technical papers offered by PennWell Corp. on a new CD.

    Wave energy station planned for Japan


    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) has signed an exclusive agreement with a consortium of three Japanese companies to develop a demonstration wave power station in Japan.

    WaveRoller demonstration planned for Portugal


    A consortium led by Finland’s AW-Energy, developer of a patented wave energy technology known as WaveRoller, will receive 3 million euros (US$4.4 million) from the European Union to demonstrate its technology off the coast of Portugal.

    Hastings project named finalist for Power Engineering magazine award


    A hydrokinetic project in Hastings, Minn., has been named a finalist in the annual Projects of the Year Awards program organized by the editors of Power Engineering magazine and PennWell Corp.

    U.K. offers funding to wave and tidal developers


    The United Kingdom’s Marine Renewables Proving Fund invites applications from wave and tidal energy developers for total of 22.5 million pounds (US$35.9 million) in ocean project development funding.

    Washington utility seeks renewables, including hydro, ocean


    Washington utility Avista Corp. seeks bids to supply up to 35 MW of renewable energy including some hydropower as well as ocean energy.

    UK offers millions for ocean energy development


    Wave and tidal energy developers have been invited to bid for 22 million euros (US$33 million) in new government funding to accelerate the commercial development of marine energy in the UK.

    The Leading Edge

    10/01/2009 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Department of the Interior have issued a guidance document on regulation of hydrokinetic project development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

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    Blue Energy Canada begins development phase of ocean energy project


    Blue Energy Canada Inc. has entered the development phase of a turbine that uses the tide of the ocean to generate clean electricity.

    Aquamarine raises millions for wave energy converter


    Ocean energy developer Aquamarine Power Ltd. has raised 10 million pounds (US$16.2 million) for further development of its Oyster wave energy converter.

    City of Keene to install hydrokinetic system


    The city of Keene, N.H., said it will install a hydrokinetic system developed by New York-based Rentricity at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

    Hawaii missile range seeks renewables including hydro, ocean energy


    The U.S. Navy seeks expressions of interest in supply of at least 1.5 MW to the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii from renewable energy sources including hydropower and ocean energy.

    Carbon Trust investing in ocean energy


    The Carbon Trust is to provide financial support for two marine energy devices through its Marine Energy Accelerator scheme.

    Water power projects to receive $14.6 million from DOE


    The U.S. Department of Energy said it will award up to $14.6 million to 22 advanced water power projects to improve the viability and performance of hydrokinetic technology and conventional hydropower plants.

    Companies swap hydropower assets in Sweden


    Swedish energy company Vattenfall and Germany’s E.ON said they have agreed to swap hydropower plants in northern Sweden.

    Premier scuttles power line plan for Lower Churchill


    Transmission lines from the Lower Churchill hydropower project in western Newfoundland will not run through Gros Morne National, said Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams.

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