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  1. Independent review supports U.K. tidal lagoon projects

    An independent study commissioned by the United Kingdom supports the role of tidal lagoon projects in the U.K.'s energy mix. The review, led by former Minister of Energy Charles Hendry, specifically addresses concerns about the proposed 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales, but notes such projects could also benefit the U.K. in its entirety. "Marine energy technologies offer an energy opportunity where the U.K. can reasonably aspire to be the global leader," Hendry said. "Tidal lagoons would deliver security of supply, they would assist in delivering our decarbonization commitments, and they would bring real and substantial opportunities for the U.K. supply chain." Hendry's report urges the construction of a small-scale pathfinder tidal lagoon project of less than 500 MW "as soon as is reasonably practicable", with the recommendation the U.K. draw heavily on preparation work that has already been conducted. In all, the 183-page document makes 30 recommendations that would aid what Hendry calls an "important and exciting new industry", including designations and recognition from the government similar to those given new nuclear projects; support from a new federal tidal power authority; and guarantees for competitive tendering processes, amongst others. "I conclude that tidal lagoons would help deliver security of supply, the would assist in delivering our de-carbonization commitments, and they would bring real and substantial opportunities for the U.K. supply chain," Hendry said. "Most importantly, it is clear that tidal lagoons at scale could deliver low carbon power in a way that is very competitive with other low carbon sources." The U.K. has a very real economic interest in becoming the world leader in the tidal lagoon sector. A report released by Swansea Bay's developer, Tidal Lagoon Power, in October forecasts a domestic market for lagoon turbines and generators of about US$21.7 billion, $30.6 billion for turbine housings, and more than $38 billion for combined exports. Marine Energy Pembrokeshire has also recognized the potential for the tidal lagoon industry, saying the sector had already created more than 99 person-years of employment as part of a April 2015 report. For more marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) news,  visit here .

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Marine energy developer Atlantis receives EC funding for MeyGen second phase

    Marine energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has been awarded US$24.6 million in Horizon 2020 grant funding to help design, build and operate the second phase of its MeyGen tidal array.

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    Tue, 10 Jan 2017

  3. Reminder: Oral presentation abstracts due Jan. 10 for Marine Energy Technology Symposium

    Abstracts are being accepted for the 5 th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), and oral presentation abstracts are due Jan. 10.

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  4. Canadian, Welsh marine energy organizations sign collaboration agreement

    Organizations from both sides of the Atlantic are showing their commitment to developing the marine energy sector through a collaborative agreement signed by Marine Renewables Canada and Marine Energy Wales this week.

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  1. Wales launches marine energy organization

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    Wed, 9 Nov 2016

  2. Key stage for UK marine energy project

    All foundations have now been successfully installed for marine energy project in Scotland.

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    Thu, 27 Oct 2016

  3. Call for abstracts issued for Marine Energy Technology Symposium

    Abstracts are now being accepted for the 5 th annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), which takes place May 1-3 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  4. Welsh government says buyer being sought for 400-kW DeltaStream tidal energy device

    The Welsh government today said a buyer is being sought for the 400-kW, 39-foot-high DeltaStream turbine developed by Tidal Energy Ltd. (TEL) that has failed since its December 2015 installment at Ramsey Sound in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

  5. U.S. House stalling Energy Policy Modernization Act as Congressional adjournment approaches

    Efforts to enact the Energy Policy Modernization Act during the waning days of the current Congressional session seem to have been thwarted as the House of Representatives awaits the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.  

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  6. Aquatera strengthens marine energy ties in Japan

    Scotland-based power and environmental consultant Aquatera Ltd. Has entered into a partnership with the Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association in an effort to help Japan bolster its marine energy sector through international collaboration.

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    Thu, 14 Apr 2016

  7. R&D efforts continue at European Marine Energy Centre

    A pair of marine hydrokinetic companies have announced research and development milestones from the European Marine Energy Centre testing site in Scotland.

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    Fri, 19 Feb 2016

  8. World Energy Resources report gives stats on hydropower, marine energy

    Global hydropower capacity increased by more than 30% between 2007 and 2015, accounting for a total of 1,209 GW in 2015, according to the World Energy Resources 2016 report.

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    Fri, 14 Oct 2016

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