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10 July 2015

THETIS MRE has become a partner of Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) in the United States. The 10th Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference hosted by Oregon Wave Energy Trust takes place July 14-17, 2015, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The OWET conference will be co-located this year with HydroVision International, the largest […]

30 June 2015 Environment, R&D, Technology

The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted today, June 30, a report confirming that the ocean energy sector will make an “important meeting the future energy needs of the European Union”. “The ocean energy industry welcomes this report from the Committee of the Regions, […]

17 June 2015

Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but the region must boost clean energy investment, energy efficiency, and innovation if it is to meet rising demand and cope with a changing climate, said Bindu N. Lohani, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. “Renewables are […]

5 June 2015 Wind Farm Update

With the final turbine at Humber Gateway recently becoming operational, the entire offshore wind farm is now generating electricity. This major project in the UK's North Sea is in the final phase of construction and will be completed this summer, two months ahead of schedule, E.ON reported. Humber Gateway, which is located eight kilometers off […]

5 June 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has cancelled four open houses for wind energy development zones offshore New York coast. Boem said: “In response to concerns raised by the State of New York, and because of the importance of this issue, we want to allow for additional coordination between the state and the federal […]

11 May 2015 Business & Finance

PNE WIND Group generated sales totaling euro 15.2 million (previous year: euro 32.9 million), an operating result (EBIT) of euro -6.0 million (previous year: euro -0.8 million) in the first three months of 2015. Martin Billhardt CEO of PNE WIND AG, “With our well filled onshore and offshore project pipeline, we have made a good start […]

7 May 2015 R&D, Technology

ETI Offshore Renewables Programme Manager Andrew Scott presented at the Offshore Wind 4: Floating Turbines session at All-Energy 2015 on ‘the 2050 potential for floating foundations in UK waters’. In his presentation, Scott said that floating wind concept is not about going far offshore, but about making best use of good wind resources close enough […]

6 May 2015 Authorities

The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be taken through the full ETV process, and […]

28 April 2015 R&D, Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Wave Energy Prize competition with a prize purse totaling more than $2 million available for top ranking teams. In a keynote presentation yesterday during the joint opening session of the annual National Hydropower Association and International Marine Renewable Energy Conferences, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

10 April 2015 Environment

Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) is holding a meeting next Thursday where they will discuss a proposed safety zone around the cables installed in the Minas Passage. As a follow up to the December meeting, the tidal energy test centre has completed mapping the seabed location of the recently installed power cables. However, […]

21 March 2015

Dr. Dan E. Arvizu has announced that he intends to retire at the end of September from his role as the Director and Chief Executive of the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. Arvizu also expects to retire as President of Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, at the end of […]

19 March 2015 R&D, Technology

Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition. Part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. Applications are invited from innovative technology developers […]

18 March 2015 Grid Connection

Danish grid operator,, expects the cable connecting Anholt offshore wind farm with the grid to go online by 26 March.'s subcontractors managed to cut out the faulty section of the cable and make a connection at the one end of the replacement cable. However, due to bad weather, the second connection will have […]

4 March 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has publishes two potential scenarios depicting the UK's low carbon energy system transition. The “Options, Choices, Actions” Report displays how the UK can implement an affordable 35 year transition to a low carbon energy system by 2050, but there are different ways of getting there. It concentrates on two potential scenarios […]

12 February 2015 Business & Finance

Steve Klein, Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) CEO has announced his retirement from the utility, effective May 1, 2015.   Over the nine years Klein has been instrumental in the research and development of multiple renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, biomass/biogas and small hydropower. Under his leadership, the utility has emerged as a national leader […]

12 February 2015 Authorities

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding three public meetings regarding the proposed wind energy sites offshore North Carolina this week. The federal agency has identified three sites suited for wind energy development. One is located offshore Outer Banks while other two are offshore Wilmington. The purpose of meetings is to provide an […]

10 February 2015 Vessels

Paramarine, QinetiQ’s ship and submersible design software has been used by Mojo Maritime to design an offshore construction vessel, for the marine renewables sector. The Hi Flo 4 (HF4) is a dynamic positioning vessel capable of operating in extreme coastal and continental shelf environments, designed with the support of InnovateUK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board). […]

19 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report. The landmark report, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014, concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and […]

5 December 2014 R&D

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Marine Farm Accelerator (MFA) initiative, in collaboration with Carbon Trust, may shortly launch a competitive design competition. The objectives of the competition are to reduce the cost of the installation processes for seabed mounted tidal turbine foundations and to standardise the mechanical interface between the foundation structure and turbine.The […]

5 December 2014 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Consortium partners of OptiWind and their event partners OWI-Lab and Gen4Wave are organizing an open project meeting on December 17. Three speakers will present their real life experiences with Operations & Maintenance of offshore renewable energy assets. O&M is also the leitmotiv within Optiwind. OptiWind is an IWT SBO project. SBO projects are research projects […]

19 November 2014 Business & Finance

Representatives of over 250 of the world’s most experienced offshore wind companies attended the Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s (BizMDOSW) International Offshore Partnering Forum in Baltimore from November 12-14, 2014. This 3-day gathering of European and American business executives, government officials, technical experts and academics consisted of over 18 separate workshops and 88 speakers. […]

17 November 2014 Business & Finance

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) will host its twenty-fourth informational meeting regarding the construction of the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford tomorrow. The meeting will be held from 18:00 to 19:30 at New Bedford Public Library where tentative agenda will comprise terminal construction updates, project hiring updates and a question and answer session. The Terminal […]

10 November 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

SCHOTTEL has founded a new subsidiary - SCHOTTEL HYDRO GmbH. The new company will incorporate SCHOTTEL’s hydrokinetic energy business. SCHOTTEL HYDRO comprises activities in three segments: hydrokinetic turbines, semi-submerged platforms and components, such as turbine hubs and drives. SCHOTTEL HYDRO is located in Spay, Germany, while around 100 SCHOTTEL sales and service locations ensure customer […]

5 November 2014 Business & Finance, Environment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world. The two-day meeting opened on the heels of the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which recommended the decarbonisation of the world’s […]

21 October 2014 R&D, Technology

In the last months, SCHOTTEL successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions.  One turbine with a rotor diameter of four meters generates 50 kW per second at a rated water velocity of 2.75 meters per second. Ten hours of operation provide enough electricity […]

15 October 2014

Northern Netherlands Offshore Wind (NNOW) will organize a Supply Chain Meeting for its members and interested parties on 12th November 2014. The event will be hosted by SeaZip Offshore Services in Harlingen. For this occasion, Damen Shipyards Group and Volker Stevin International, as an experienced suppliers and exporters of Balance of Plant projects at sea, […]