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1st Commercial Hydrokinetic Projects Approved in US

October 3rd, 2012 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

New hydrokinetic energy technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the energy from ocean waves, tides, and river currents are advancing toward commercial development in the United States. They are not expected to add major power supplies anytime soon, but federal regulators this year approved licenses for two hydrokinetic energy projects to produce electricity from wave power buoys anchored off the Oregon coast and from underwater turbines driven by the current in New York City's East River.


Renewable Power Surge: UK Sets Out to Be the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Marine Energy

October 28th, 2011 | by Andrew

Marine power - generating clean, renewable electricity primarily from ocean waves and tidal currents - has been high up on the energy policy and political agenda across the UK, particularly in Scotland. Proposed increases in government investments and subsidies is boosting investment, start-ups and attracting growing interest on the part of multinational energy and engineering companies


PG&E to Try Next Round of Wave Power Tests off Santa Barbara Coast

December 12th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Moving on from the problems encountered in the Northern California wave energy tests off Mendocino and Humboldt Counties; PG&E has just filed a new preliminary permit application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for another three-year study of a potential wave power site. This time the proposed site is off the coast of Santa Barbara County at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Like every Federal Agency, the Air Force is now under Executive Order to cut transport carbon emissions 30% and to power buildings with renewable energy, possibly making this location more amenable to tests of a renewable energy source that has that potential



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