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06
Jan
2017

Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development and Advancement

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001663 The DOE Water Power Technologies Office issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support the research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and […]

04
Jan
2017

Wave Energy Big Splash

Oregon Offshore Test Site Ramps Up By Jason Busch View Original at The Energy Times HERE Think Stock Since 2007, the State of Oregon has supported the wave energy industry through a variety of investments. […]

28
Dec
2016

Feds dangle $12M for wave energy development, and Oregon is interested

View Original at Portland Business Journal By Pete Danko December 27, 2016 Oregon was tapped last week for a grid-connected wave energy test center, but what about projects to fill the facility? For a cash-poor […]

21
Dec
2016

Energy Department Announces Investment in NNMREC Wave Energy Test Facility

ENERGY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN WAVE ENERGY TEST FACILITY Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center will support innovation in wave energy technologies PORTLAND, Oregon, December 21, 2016 – The Energy Department today announced the award of […]

21
Dec
2016

DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies

Great news! Energy Department Announces Investment in Wave Energy Test Facility. Oregon-based NNMREC will support innovation in wave energy technologies. Read the announcement here.

29
Nov
2016

The breakthrough that won the $1.5M Wave Energy Prize for Portland’s AquaHarmonics

View Original at Portland Business Journal HERE By Pete Danko The U.S. Department of Energy launched the Wave Energy Prize in search of breakthroughs for an industry struggling to reach commercial viability, and the department believes […]

11
Nov
2016

DOE Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement

View Original at Energy.gov HERE The Water Power Technologies Office, intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support the research, testing, and development of innovative technologies capable of generating renewable, environmentally responsible and cost-effective electricity […]

03
Nov
2016

Oregon hopes to ride waves of the future with marine renewable energy efforts

Read the Original at Crain’s Portland HERE By Gina Binole November 1, 2016 This image shows a wave energy prototype developed by Oregon State University researchers as it was being tested in the open ocean […]

16
Aug
2016

Energy Department Announces Up to $40 Million for an Open-water Wave Energy Test Site

View Original at Energy.gov The Energy Department today announced up to $40 million in available funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to support the site selection, design, permitting, and construction of a national open-water, wave energy […]

22
Jul
2016

As $40M in funding looms for Oregon, feds close in on wave energy site

The federal government moved closer to selecting where to build a long-planned wave energy test center — the facility that Oregon wave energy backers see as vital to the future of the industry in the […]

12
Jul
2016

NREL: Oregon Could See Billions from Floating Wind Farms

View Original at www.offshorewind.biz Posted on July 7, 2016 The US state of Oregon’s gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by USD 9.9 billion through a cumulative installation of 5,500 megawatts (MW) of floating wind capacity […]

28
Jun
2016

PSU Oregon Coast Values Survey

A research team at Portland State University is conducting a survey of Oregonians to understand how Oregon residents use and value the coast and ocean. The survey asks about opinions on marine management activities, and […]

15
Jun
2016

House-Senate Conference Committee on Energy Bill

Conferees have been named for the House-Senate Conference Committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate-passed versions of comprehensive energy legislation. Senate Conferees Contact information here •Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) •Senator John Barrasso (R-Wy.) […]

26
Apr
2016

International Collaboration Studies Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Devices

View Original at PNNL April 2016 Annex IV State of Science Report increases market acceleration and safe deployment of marine renewable energy devices Marine renewable energy (MRE), also known as marine and hydrokinetic energy, is […]

08
Apr
2016

DOE Job posting – Marine Hydrokinetic Engineer

Job title: General Engineer – Marine and Hydrokinetic Engineer Organization: Department of Energy (DOE) Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia Description: The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office’s mission is to develop innovative technologies that […]

24
Mar
2016

Catching the Next Wave

Ready to Ride Renewable Energy’s  Wave By Pete Danko March 18, 2016 Portland Business Journal Read Article Here

04
Mar
2016

Oregon Lawmakers Approve Pioneering Pro-Climate Coal Bill

View Original the New York Times March 3, 2016 SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to pioneering legislation that will eliminate coal from the state’s energy supply by 2030 and provide […]

01
Mar
2016

Energy Department Announces Finalists Vying for $2.25 Million Wave Energy Prize

View Original at Energy.Gov March 1, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the nine teams chosen as finalists in the Wave Energy Prize, which hail from California, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode […]

23
Feb
2016

US tests Stingray wave

View Original at reNEWS 2/23/16 Columbia Power Technologies is to conduct land-based tests of its Stingray wave power device to examine its large-scale, direct-drive power take-off. The company said once the pre-fit of the 6.6-metre […]

17
Feb
2016

DOE announces intent to issue $22 million MHK FOA in March

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion and Environmental […]

29
Dec
2015

Energy Department Awards $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

View Original at Energy.gov December 28, 2015 The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through […]

18
Dec
2015

Sweden Gets Grid-Connected Wave Energy Plant

View Original at Tidal Energy Today   Sotenäs Wave Energy Plant, developed by Seabased in cooperation with Fortum and Swedish Energy Agency, has been connected to the Swedish national grid. The first 1 MW of […]

16
Dec
2015

BOEM Requests Your Feedback

View Original at BOEM Since BOEM promulgated its renewable energy regulations in 2009, we have made substantial progress in moving forward with planning and leasing efforts in support of renewable energy development on the Outer […]

05
Oct
2015

Ocean wind project would benefit coastal economy

View Original at Statesman Journal By Keith Tymchuk October 3, 2015 It’s no secret that Oregon’s coastal communities have been struggling for a very long time. As a six-term mayor of Reedsport and in my […]

24
Aug
2015

Oregon-based M3 Wave selected as a semi-finalist in the Wave Energy Prize Competition

August 24, 2015 Company to unveil radical new design in quest for over $2M in prize money. Salem, Ore. – Today M3 Wave LLC announced they have been selected as one of only 20 semi-finalists […]

18
Aug
2015

Twenty Teams Advancing to Next Phase of the Wave Energy Prize

View Original at Wave Energy Prize Qualified Teams to Continue Pursuit to Win U.S. Department of Energy’s Prize Challenge ​WASHINGTON (August 14, 2015) – Twenty teams have successfully navigated the first technology gate of the […]

10
Aug
2015

Infant U.S. wave-to-energy industry looks to build more testing facilities

View Original at EEnews.net By Camille von Kaenel August 7, 2015 In the wave energy world, progress means having “steel in the water.” Now that gadgets are graduating from mere prototypes to pre-commercial machines, their […]

06
Aug
2015

Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

View Original at Energy.gov August 6, 2015 The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for […]

31
Jul
2015

France aims to be expert in floating technolgy

View Original at WindPowerMonthly.com 31 July 2015 by Jan Dodd FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is […]

02
Jul
2015

Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower

View Orginal at HydroWorld.com June 1, 2015 By Gregory Poindexter Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this […]

26
Jun
2015

BOEM-Oregon Science Exchange

BOEM invites you to join them for an informative selection of webinars on BOEM-funded studies related to renewable energy off the Oregon coast. A tentative schedule of upcoming talks this year, approximately every other month, […]

19
May
2015

U.S. Department of Energy RFI: Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

The Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gain public input regarding the implementation of the 2011 report, A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind […]

07
May
2015

Tenth Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Co-Located with HydroVision International

Largest Gathering of Hydro Professionals Worldwide Happening in Portland, Oregon July 14-17, 2015   PORTLAND, Oregon, May 7, 2014 – The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) today announces that its 10th annual Ocean Renewable Energy […]

28
Apr
2015

Energy Department Announces $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

View Original Source at Energy.gov April 29, 2014 The Energy Department today announced $10.5 million in available funding to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related […]

23
Apr
2015

Catching Waves and Turning Them Into Electricity

View Original Source at The New York Times By Amy Yee April 22, 2015   MELBOURNE, Australia — Off the coast of Western Australia, three big buoys floating beneath the ocean’s surface look like giant […]

30
Mar
2015

Sea Change: OSU Building Interdisciplinary Marine Studies Program

View Original at Corvallis Gazette-Times By Bennett Hall March 28, 2015 NEWPORT — More than 150,000 tourists visit Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center each year, and they all want to see the octopus — though it’s often […]

20
Mar
2015

Wave Energy Scotland is ‘Open for Business’ with its First £7 Million Technology Innovation Competition

View Original at Highlands and Islands Enterprise March 19, 2015 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 […]

16
Mar
2015

First-Of-Its-Kind Wave Energy Farm For Largest Naval Base In Australia

View Original at Clean Technica March 15, 2015 By Tina Casey You’ve heard of wind farms and solar farms, now here’s another reason why economic growth is decoupling from fossil fuels: wave farms. The Australian […]

02
Mar
2015

National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Opportunity for Ocean Energy Developers

View Original at National Science Foundation Chemical and Environmental Technologies (CT) The next deadlines are June 16th (SBIR) and June 18th (STTR), 2015. You can communicate with Program Director Prakash Balan (pbalan@nsf.gov) to gauge if a […]

13
Feb
2015

DOE Water Power Program Updates

View Original Source at Energy.gov Registration Opens for Annual Water Power Conferences Registration is now open for three co-located conferences that will take place April 27–29 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The […]

11
Feb
2015

BOEM Announces New Leadership for Office of Renewable Energy Programs

View Original Source at BOEM.gov February 11, 2015 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced James F. (Jim) Bennett as BOEM’s new Chief for the Office of Renewable Energy […]

30
Jan
2015

Offshore Wind Farm Leases Draw Few Bids From Wary Industry

View Original Source at The New York Times By DIANE CARDWELL JANUARY 29, 2015 Not too long ago, in 2013, the Obama administration began auctioning off leases for offshore wind farms up and down the […]

29
Jan
2015

EPA Recruiting Members for Small Business Panel Reviewing the Clean Power Rules

The future of clean renewable energy from the ocean is highly dependent on addressing carbon, whether through market pricing, a carbon tax, or traditional regulations. The SBAR Panel discussed below provides an excellent opportunity for […]

28
Jan
2015

Wave Energy Prize

Official registration for the DOE sponsored Wave Energy Prize opens April 2015 View Original Source at waveenergyprize.org What is The Wave Energy Prize? The Wave Energy Prize is a public prize challenge sponsored by the […]

20
Jan
2015

Webinar about Offshore Wind

View Original Source at Northwest Wind Action & Resource Center The Oregon Department of Energy will host a webinar on offshore wind basics on January 22 from 2-3 p.m. The intended audience for this webinar […]

19
Jan
2015

PSU Course Series: Designing the Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities

Winter Term: Wednesday, January 14-March 18, 6:40-9:40 pm Spring Term: Wednesday, April 1-June 10, 6:40-9:40 pm Available for Graduate Credit through PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, and for Professional Development Certificate of Completion […]

12
Jan
2015

Call For Alternative Energy Abstracts for PSSAG

On behalf of BOEM, OWET would like to invite you to submit abstracts for the Alternative Energy Session at the upcoming Pacific Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists Conference this May in Oxnard California. Pacific […]

12
Jan
2015

Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems

View Original Source at Energy.gov January 12, 2015 The Energy Department today announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. In the United States, […]

23
Dec
2014

Call for Papers for METS2015

The 3nd Annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will be held as part of the inaugural International Marine Energy Conference. This conference takes place April 27–29, 2015, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., co-located […]

19
Dec
2014

Secretary Jewell Names Maryland Energy Administrator Abigail Ross Hopper as Director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

View Original at U.S. Department of Interior December 18, 2014   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today named Abigail Ross Hopper as the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management […]

12
Dec
2014

US Ocean Energy Firm Resolute Marine to Establish European Headquarters in Cork

View Original Source at The Irish Times December 12, 2014 By Pamela Newenham & Lorna Siggins   US ocean energy company Resolute Marine is to create 80 new jobs over the next five years, with […]

10
Dec
2014

Marine And Hydrokinetic (MHK) Technology Development Risk Management Framework Webinar

View Original Source at Energy.gov December 16, 2014 10:30am EST This webinar is also being offered on the same day in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST. Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies convert the kinetic […]

02
Dec
2014

Energy Department Accepting Small Business Grant Applications for Low-Head Hydropower Turbines and MHK Monitoring Systems

View Original Source at Energy.gov November 26, 2014 The Energy Department began accepting applications on November 24 for its FY 2015 Phase 1 grant topics, including two Water Power Program topics, under the Small Business […]

01
Dec
2014

US Navy Hooks Stingray

View Original Source at reNews.com November 26, 2014 The US Navy is to deploy Stingray technology at its Wave Energy Test Site in Oahu, Hawaii. The wave energy device, developed by Columbia Power, will be […]

06
Nov
2014

Wave Energy Developers Line Up for Hawaii Test Site

View Original Source at Breaking Energy November 5, 2014 By Pete Danko   Wave energy – recently characterized by one leading academic in the field as being “in kindergarten” compared to fossil fuels – isn’t […]

30
Oct
2014

Portland Company Looks to Make (Energy From) Waves in Hawaii

View Original at Sustainable Business Oregon October 30, 2014 By Wendy Culverwell Portland-based Northwest Energy Innovations will test its Azura wave energy device at the new deep water test berth at the U.S. Navy’s Wave […]

29
Oct
2014

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Full-Scale Wave Energy Device Testing

View Original at Energy.gov October 29, 2014 The Energy Department, in coordination with the Navy, today announced funding for two companies that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology as a viable source for […]

23
Sep
2014

M3 APEX Deployment

18
Sep
2014

M3 Wave Announces Successful Deployment of Submerged Wave Energy Device off Oregon Coast

View Original Source at M3wave.com September 12, 2014 M3 Wave announces successful deployment of submerged wave energy device off Oregon Coast. Historic pilot project demonstrates the viability of generating electricity from ocean pressure waves while […]

11
Sep
2014

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler to Join Impressive Speaker Line-Up at Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

PORTLAND, Oregon, September 11, 2014 Oregon State Treasurer, Ted Wheeler, recently convened a group of thought leaders to discuss investing in renewable energy. He understands the importance of energy sustainability and the role ocean renewable […]

11
Sep
2014

Program Expansion to Continue Progress with Wave Energy Development

View Original Source at Oregonstate.edu September 10, 2014   CORVALLIS, Ore. – With the support of new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will expand its […]

05
Sep
2014

Oregon Wave Energy Device Gets Test; Hopes to Win by Avoiding Waves

View Original Source at BreakingEnergy.com September 5, 2014 By Pete Danko A novel approach to generating wave energy moved forward in Oregon on Thursday with the launch of the M3 Wave APEX, an experimental device […]

04
Sep
2014

Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

View Original Source at Energy.gov September 4, 2014 The Energy Department announced today $7.25 million for six organizations that will continue to advance water power as a viable resource for America’s clean energy portfolio. Marine […]

04
Sep
2014

2014 Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis

View Original Source at Energy.gov September 3, 2014 2014 OFFSHORE WIND MARKET AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive annual assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market.This 3rd annual […]

18
Aug
2014

Scrappy Oregon Startup to Test its Wave-Energy Device this Summer

View Original Source at KATU August 18, 2014 By Steve Benham SALEM, Ore. – Out in the sprawling farmlands of south Salem there is a large shed adjacent to a house, and from this shed […]

12
Aug
2014

Conference Program Announced for Ninth Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

Going the Distance August 12, 2014 Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has released the program for the ninth annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference. Going the Distance is the theme of this event that will take place September […]

28
Jul
2014

In OPT’s Wake, New US Wave Energy Players Grab Spotlight

View Original Source at Breaking Energy July 24, 2014 By Pete Danko Thank your lucky stars, Australia. Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) left town before too much damage could be done. Meanwhile, a message to U.S. […]

11
Jul
2014

Bonamici Works to Restore Lost Wave Energy Funds

View Original Source at Portland Business Journal July 11, 2014 By Andy Giengerich   Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Portland Democrat, was one of a handful of leaders looking to boost wave energy research funding by $9 million. The […]

09
Jul
2014

Rep. Bonamici Amendment to Increase Wave Energy Research Funding

View Original Source at RepSuzanneBonamici July 9, 2014   Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduces an amendment to increase funding for wave energy research.

08
Jul
2014

Floating Wind Turbines Float Into US Waters (Finally!)

View Original Source at Clean Technica July 8, 2014 By Tina Casey   The US has been lagging badly while other countries spring ahead with offshore wind farms, but it when it comes to the […]

07
Jul
2014

ODOE Director Recruitment

View Original Source July 7, 2014   The State of Oregon is searching for a Director to lead the Oregon Department of Energy, located in Salem.  ODOE has about 115 employees and is responsible for […]

07
Jul
2014

Wave Energy Engineering for Middle Schools

View Original Source at Engineering.com July 6, 2014 By Tom Lombardo I teach a college-level Introduction to Engineering course, and on the first day of class I ask the students what sparked their interest in […]

02
Jul
2014

The Navy and Private Companies Collaborate to Turn Wave Energy into Electricity

View Original Source at HawaiiBusiness.com July 2, 2014 By Beverly Creamer   The Navy and private companies collaborate on tests that could eventually turn wave energy into a commercial power source Devices to measure wave […]

20
Jun
2014

Milestone Cleared for First Marine Hydrokinetic Research Lease Offshore the West Coast

View Original Source at BOEM June 19, 2014 Step in efforts to explore new frontier of wave energy offshore Oregon As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, cut carbon pollution, and develop […]

13
Jun
2014

On the Waterfront

View Original Source at Sustainable Business Oregon June 13, 2014 By Mason Walker Despite one high-profile failure, the tide is rising for ocean energy in Oregon Oregon’s 300 miles of Pacific Ocean shoreline are characterized by strong waves, relentless […]

10
Jun
2014

Carpets and Pillows: 2 New Wave Energy Projects Planned for Oregon

View Original Source at Sustainable Business Oregon June 10, 2014 By Mason Walker It’s no secret that the Oregon Coast is a hot target for wave energy development. The state’s rugged coastline and rough waters […]

05
Jun
2014

West Coast Floating Wind Turbine Plan Gains Momentum, Funding

View Original Source at Xconomy.com June 4, 2014 By Benjamin Romano Seafarers and beachgoers know ocean winds blow strong and often. Wind energy developers know it, too. Hundreds of massive wind turbines already dot the […]

04
Jun
2014

Camp Rilea to Take Wave Energy Test

View Original Source at the Daily Astorian June 4, 2014 By Ted Shorack The Oregon Military Department says it plans to test a wave energy converter this summer off of Camp Rilea in Warrenton. The Oregon […]

02
Jun
2014

Submerged Wave Energy Generator On Track For Deployment Near Astoria

View Original Source at OPB June 1, 2014 By Tom Banse An engineering company based in Salem, Oregon, says it is close to deploying the first submerged wave power generator on the West Coast.M3 Wave […]

13
May
2014

Offshore Wind Project Could Be Up and Running by 2017

View Original Source at KCBY.com May 12, 2014   COOS BAY, Ore. — The State of Oregon is one of only three states across the country selected to pioneer off-shore wind energy projects. One of […]

08
May
2014

Governor Kitzhaber Applauds $47 Million Grant for Offshore Wind Energy Development

View Original Source at oregon.gov May 8, 2014   Project will be first off the shore of U.S. west coast (Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber applauded yesterday’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that it had […]

07
May
2014

Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

View Original Source at energy.gov May 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up […]

07
May
2014

U.S. Department of Energy Supports Oregon Offshore Wind with Grant Accelerating Development of WindFloat Pacific Project

View Original Source at principlepowerinc.com May 7, 2014 SEATTLE, WA (USA) Deepwater Wind and Principle Power Announce Agreement To Develop the West Coast’s First Offshore Wind Farm Principle Power, Inc. (Principle Power) is pleased to […]

07
May
2014

Advanced Offshore Wind Tech: Accelerating New Opportunities for Clean Energy

View Original Source at energy.gov May 7, 2014 By Greg Matzat With almost 80% of the U.S. electricity demand coming from cities and towns located in coastal states, offshore wind energy has vast potential to […]

28
Apr
2014

Energy Department Announces $10 million for Wave Energy Demonstration at Navy’s Hawaii Test Site

View Original Source at energy.gov April 28, 2014 The Energy Department today announced $10 million to test prototypes designed to generate clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves and help diversify America’s energy portfolio. The Energy […]

27
Apr
2014

Experimental Efforts to Harvest the Ocean’s Power Face Cost Setbacks

View Original Source at the New York Times April 27, 2014 By Joshua Hunt and Diane Cardwell PORTLAND, Ore. — At the Port of Portland sits a 260-ton buoy filled with technology that can turn […]

17
Apr
2014

Company Camera: Columbia Power wave power

View Original Source at the Oregonian April 17, 2014 By Mike Francis When New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies pulled the plug on its planned wave power project off the southern coast of Oregon, it may […]

14
Apr
2014

Ocean Power quits on Oregon wave project, offers shares to public

View Original Source at the Oregonian April 14, 2014 By Mike Francis The first week of April was a busy one for Ocean Power Technologies, based in Pennington, N.J. The company, which has boasted about […]

04
Apr
2014

Oregon Wave Energy Project Sinks

View Original Source at Jefferson Public Radio April 4, 2014 By DEVAN SCHWARTZ Plans to deploy Oregon’s first commercial wave energy project have been formally dropped by the company. After spending millions on the project […]

31
Mar
2014

China’s New Wager: Pulling Energy From the Ocean

View Original Source at WSJ.com March 31, 2014 By SIMON HALL Lengthy Coastline, Pollution Make Country a Prime Testing Ground in Joint Ventures With Western Firms A race is under way to unlock one of […]

28
Mar
2014

EU policy ‘key to marine success’

View Original Source at reNews.biz March 27, 2014 Progress in the wave and tidal energy sector by 2020 will be determined by political will to support technology development, according to a study by the Strategic […]

27
Mar
2014

Blue Is The New Green

View Original Source at ThinkProgress.org March 26, 2014 BY ARI PHILLIPS How Oceans Could Power The Future In February, a natural gas power plant along the Central California coast closed after operating for more than […]

24
Mar
2014

Live Webinar on EERE’s FY15 Budget for Renewable Power

View Original Source at energy.gov March 24, 2014 On April 1, 2014, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office will present its FY15 budget. Deputy Assistant Secretary Steve Chalk […]

24
Mar
2014

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

View Original Source at energy.gov March 24, 2014 On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations […]

21
Mar
2014

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

View Original Source at energy.gov March 21, 2014 On March 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and […]

11
Mar
2014

Wind and Wave Energy Developers Target Oregon Coast

View Original Source at Willamette Week March 11, 2014 By NIGEL JAQUISS All of a sudden Oregon’s coast looks like the new frontier for the development of new sources of energy. The Wall Street Journal […]

11
Mar
2014

DOE Announces Funding to Support MHK Technologies

View Original Source at the U.S. Department of Energy March 11, 2014 The Energy Department today announced $3.5 million available for the development and testing of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) sensors, instruments, and processing techniques. […]

11
Mar
2014

DOE Announces Funding to Develop and Administer the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize

View Original Source at the U.S. Department of Energy March 11, 2014 The Energy Department today announced $6.5 million available to develop a new competition that challenges companies, universities, and individuals to improve the performance […]

10
Mar
2014

Offshore Oregon Draws a Green-Energy Rush

View Original Source at the Wall Street Journal By Joel Millman March 9, 2014 Pacific Boasts Wind and Favorable Wave Action, but Projects Have Faced Resistance Elsewhere Principle Power envisions floating wind turbines off Coos […]

07
Mar
2014

AK: Wave Energy

View Original Source at Alaska Public Media By Ed Schoenfeld March 7, 2014 The northern Southeast city of Yakutat is gearing up for a wave-energy experiment. If it’s a success, the community of about 650 […]

05
Mar
2014

Wave Energy Developer Pulls Plug On Oregon Project

View Original Source at OPB.org March 5, 2014 By DEVAN SCHWARTZ Developers have scrapped their plans to build the nation’s first large-scale wave energy project off the Oregon Coast, saying the costs were too high […]

04
Mar
2014

Wave Energy Developer Pulls Plug On Oregon Project

View Original Source at Oregon Public Broadcasting March 3, 2014 Developers have scrapped their plans to build the nation’s first large-scale wave energy project off the Oregon Coast, saying the costs were too high to […]

28
Feb
2014

Floating Wind Farms Venture Farther Out to Sea

View Original Source at BusinessWeek By Justin Doom February 27, 2014 There’s roughly enough wind off the West Coast to power all of the U.S. Alla Weinstein is determined to harness as much of it […]

25
Feb
2014

Siemens to power Stingray test

View Original Source at reNews.com February 24, 2014 Columbia Power Technologies has awarded German giant Siemens a contract to manufacture a direct-drive rotary generator as part of a full-scale power take-off test for its Stingray wave […]

21
Feb
2014

Five Striking Concepts for Harnessing the Sea’s Power

View Original Source at National Geographic February 20, 2014 By Brian Handwerk Sea “snakes,” special buoys, and mechanical carpets are aimed at making wave energy viable. Off the southern coast of Australia, a new effort […]

21
Feb
2014

U.S. Offshore Wind Inches Closer To Reality

View Original Source at Climate Progress February 19, 2014 BY EMILY ATKIN Despite its potential to produce more than 4,000 gigawatts of renewable energy, the United States still does not have a single operational offshore […]

20
Feb
2014

Job Opening: Public Information Assistant

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) at Oregon State University (OSU) is recruiting for a Public Information Assistant. This is a 12-month, fixed-term, part-time (approximately 30 hours a week) position. The position is […]

20
Feb
2014

Hydraulic seafloor carpet could harness the energy of ocean waves

View Original Source at TreeHugger.com By Derek Markham February 18, 2014 In the quest for another renewable energy source that can potentially provide a constant source of carbon-free power, researchers at UC Berkeley are working […]

20
Feb
2014

Job Opening: NREL

Postdoctoral Researcher – Wave Energy Converter Computational Modeler NREL is seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to help develop numerical modeling methods for simulating the performance of wave energy conversion devices. This position is intended […]

18
Feb
2014

Seattle company gets OK to move ahead on offshore wind farm

View Original Source at The Seattle Times By Kyung M. Song February 18, 2014 Seattle’s Principle Power has received a green light from the U.S. Department of the Interior to seek a lease for 15 […]

05
Feb
2014

Feds OK 30 MW offshore wind project near Coos Bay

View Original Source at Sustainable Business Oregon February 5, 2014 By Andy Giegerich Federal officials have given the go-ahead for the West Coast’s first offshore wind project, off the coast of Coos Bay. Interior Secretary […]

05
Feb
2014

Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

View Original Source at the Washington Post BY ASSOCIATED PRESS February 5, 2014 A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast’s first offshore wind energy farm […]

05
Feb
2014

Dynegy closes the Morro Bay Power Plant

View Original Source at the Tribune News BY NICK WILSON February 5, 2014 The power plant that has operated in Morro Bay since the 1950s and once employed more than 100 people has officially shut […]

02
Feb
2014

Ocean Floor Carpets Can Harness Wave Energy, But Could They Slow Global Warming?

Ocean waves are coming into sharper focus as a source of renewable energy as warnings about climate change and sea level rise intensify in nations around the globe. Scientists at the University of California Berkeley […]

31
Jan
2014

750 jobs generated in wind, wave and tidal energy sectors in Northern Ireland

View Original Source at the Belfast Telegraph BY CLARE WEIR Direct employment in the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors in Northern Ireland has now reached 750 people, it has been revealed. A major conference […]

27
Jan
2014

Industry cluster talk

View Original Source at Oregon Business Magazine Stick with natural resources, but stay abreast of new developments in science and technology. That’s one takeaway from our poll on industry clusters. Forty percent of readers say […]

27
Jan
2014

Oscilla Power’s Magnetostrictive Wave Energy Generator Successfully Completes Atlantic Ocean Tests

View Original Source at Oscilla Power Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) announced the successful completion of its 2013 open ocean testing, conducted at Isle of Shoals, NH. OPI’s prototype system was deployed in mid-July and recovered […]

27
Jan
2014

OPT Receives $1.75 Million Through New Jersey’s Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program

View Original Source at the Wall Street Journal Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leading wave energy technology company, announced that it recently received approximately $1.75 million through the State of New Jersey’s Business Tax Certificate […]

15
Jan
2014

Cal Poly institute to explore sites for wave energy testing facility

View Original Source at The Tribune BY NICK WILSON Cal Poly’s Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy is looking at two California sites to study the feasibility of connecting wave energy plant to state’s […]

15
Jan
2014

OPT Announces Funding Agreement With Australian Government for A$66.5 Million Grant

View Original Source at Ocean Power Technologies January 14, 2014 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced that Victorian Wave Partners Pty Ltd, its project-specific operating entity wholly-owned by Ocean Power Technologies, Australasia (OPTA), has signed an […]

15
Jan
2014

Swimmers create enough wave power to keep the lights on

View Original Source at TreeHugger.com January 15, 2014 In the world of clean technology, we often see new renewable energy ideas that could provide large amounts of power, but we also see lots of ideas […]

13
Jan
2014

£2m marine test centre to be created in Dundee

View Original Source at BBC News January 13, 2014 A £2m marine renewables test centre is to be created at the University of Dundee. The facility will help develop and test construction materials to be […]

10
Jan
2014

Making a Wave Energy Converter Part 5: Building the Buoy

View Original Source at Makezine.com January 10, 2014 This is part five of a 10-part series chronicling the R&D of a wave energy converter. Read parts one, two, three, and four. Once the design for the wave energy converter […]

09
Jan
2014

California seeks wave-energy facility

View Original Source at U-T San Diego January 9, 2014 California will likely be in contention to host a national wave energy test facility, thanks to a federal grant awarded to Cal Poly’s upstart Institute […]

23
Dec
2013

Notice of Intent to Fund Marine and Hydrokinetic Instrumentation

The Water Power Program recently issued a Notice of Intent for a funding opportunity expected to be posted early in 2014, pending congressional appropriations. The Notice of Intent, titled “Environmental Stewardship for Renewable Energy Technologies: […]

18
Dec
2013

Bright Idea: Oscilla Power’s plan to harvest wave energy

View Original Source at Seattle Business By Julia Anderson December 18, 2013 Entrepreneurs who’ve tried to tap the energy of ocean currents have typically failed because the currents are so powerful that they eventually destroy […]

17
Dec
2013

Secretary Jewell Announces Milestone for Commercial Wind Energy Development in Federal Waters

View Original Source at The Department of the Interior December 17, 2013 Interior Department Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale to Advance President’s Climate Action Plan, Identifies nearly 80,000 Acres off Maryland’s Coast As part of […]

11
Dec
2013

Cal Poly gets grant to study putting wave energy facility in California

View Original Source at The Tribune By David Sneed December 11, 2013 Cal Poly will receive a grant of up to $750,000 from the federal Department of Energy to assess the feasibility of locating a […]

10
Dec
2013

Giant underwater power kites planned for Anglesey

View original source at the Daily Post December 10, 2013 Ocean currents would be harnessed to make electricity Deep Green technology, from Minesto, planned for Anglesey Giant underwater ‘kite’ power plants are planned for the […]

10
Dec
2013

Scientists helping UK lead the world in tide and wave energy

View original source at the Daily Post December 10, 2013 Bangor University experts’ modelling work helps identify key sites like the Skerries  Scientists from Bangor University are working to help developers make the most of […]

10
Dec
2013

Hayle Wave Hub: First device to be plugged in

View original source at BBC News December 10, 2013 An electrical “socket” on the seabed off Cornwall will be used for the first time next year. Wave energy company Seatricity is to plug a device […]

05
Dec
2013

International Journal of Marine Energy Highlights Tethys Project

The peer-reviewed International Journal of Marine Energy recently published an article by staff at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Program and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory titled “Tethys: Developing a Commons for Understanding […]

05
Dec
2013

New MHK Cost-Reduction Pathways White Papers

New MHK Cost-Reduction Pathways White Papers Will Inform the Water Power Program’s Strategy – Comments Welcome The Water Power Program is seeking to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. […]

05
Dec
2013

RFI Issued for Wave Energy Converter Prize Administration

View Original Source at U.S. Department of Energy The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Program issued a Request for Information regarding the Administration of a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize, which is a potential future funding […]

03
Dec
2013

AOE Expands Operation to the US as Company Continues to Grow

AOE Accumulated Ocean Energy Inc. (AOE) announced the opening of its AOE America office in Boulder, Colorado. “Boulder is home to world class research facilities including the NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory,” stated Donna Calabrese, President and Director of […]

14
Nov
2013

OECD Study on Ocean Economy

View Original Source at Ocean Energy Systems (OES) The Future of the Ocean Economy: Exploring the prospects for Marine Renewable Energy to 2030 OECD is conducting a global forward-looking assessment of the ocean economy to […]

13
Nov
2013

Nova Scotia drives industrial-scale tidal energy development with new feed-in tariff

View Original Source at Marine Renewables Canada Nova Scotia has taken another world-leading step in establishing a market for tidal energy with a feed-in-tariff (FIT) covering the first array power plants. The Bay of Fundy […]

11
Nov
2013

Impact of Offshore Wind Farm Construction on Marine Animals

View Original Source at Southern Maryland Online By Kate Andries As focus on renewable energy sources in Maryland expands into the Atlantic Ocean, special attention is being paid to the effects of offshore wind farm […]

11
Nov
2013

Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Starts Generating

View Original Source at Bloomberg By Chisaki Watanabe A development to harness the power of the wind about 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima, site of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, began […]

11
Nov
2013

U.S. gears up for Maryland auction

View Original Source at reNews.biz Competition for U.S. offshore leases in the Atlantic is expected to heat up. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in the coming weeks will launch an auction for the Maryland […]

08
Nov
2013

Makai Ocean Engineering gets $3.6M OTEC contract

View Original Source at Pacific Business News Makai Ocean Engineering has received a $3.6 million contract from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and the Office of Naval Research for the research and design on the […]

07
Nov
2013

ORPC to help develop marine power project of Alaska coast

View Original Source at HydroWorld.com Resolute Marine Energy has selected Ocean Renewable Power Company’s subsidiary, ORPC Solutions, to provide project management and regulatory affairs services for RME’s Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Alaska. Located on […]

06
Nov
2013

NSF awards grant for underwater kite ocean energy research

View Original Source at HydroWorld.com A three-year, US$300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Worcester Polytechnic Institute associate professor of mechanical engineering David Olinger to conduct research on developing a new form of […]

31
Oct
2013

Speech: EU Ocean Energy Association Conference

Speech by Minister for Climate Change, Greg Barker, at the EU Ocean Energy Association conference in Edinburgh Introduction Good morning. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to address you at […]

30
Oct
2013

NNMREC Welcomes Dr. Brendan Cahill

NNMREC is pleased to have Dr. Brendan Cahill, a visiting Fulbright-Marine Institute Scholar, at Oregon State University. Brendan is a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University College Cork, […]

30
Oct
2013

NNMREC submits lease application

NNMREC submitted their lease application to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the ocean portion of the Pacific Marine Renewable Energy South Energy Test Site (PMEC-SETS). They will be requesting public comment some […]

30
Oct
2013

Ocean Wave Energy Trust seeks to energize renewable effort

View Original Source at The Umpqua Post September 11, 2013 At least one person believes wave energy will happen off the Oregon coast. “We are definitely going to see ocean energy happening in Oregon.” Jason […]

30
Oct
2013

Bridging the gap

View Original Source at HydroWorld   By Bethany Duarte October 6, 2013 This last week, I had the privilege of attending the Oregon Wave Energy Trust’s Annual Conference, which was held in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. […]

28
Oct
2013

Oceanlinx launches 1MW wave converter

View Original Source at ClimateSpectator.com October 28, 2013 Wave energy company Oceanlinx today officially launched its 1MW wave energy converter off the coast of South Australia. With ARENA’s support, Oceanlinx has designed and constructed a […]

28
Oct
2013

Oyster 800 back in operation

View Original Source at AquamarinePower.com October 28, 2013 Aquamarine Power’s Oyster 800 wave energy machine is back in operation following the completion of a comprehensive improvement programme which took place over the summer. The machine […]

28
Oct
2013

Ocean energy technologies speeding toward commercialization

View Original Source at RenewableEnergyWorld.com October 28, 2013 By Meg Cichon Editor’s Note: This piece was originally featured on HydroWorld.com’s sister website, RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The ocean energy sector has been steadily creeping towards commercial reality year after […]

27
Oct
2013

Iberdrola joins partnership to develop next-generation wave energy device

View Original Source at EcoSeed September 27, 2013 The Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola has announced that it will be participating in a project to develop a high efficiency wave power device. Iberdrola is partnering […]

27
Oct
2013

Google’s Offshore Data Centres Won’t Be Out Of The NSA’s Reach

View Original Source at Forbes.com> October 27, 2013 I think this is a great story about how Google might be (please, do note the “might be”) building data centres that sit on floating barges. The […]

26
Oct
2013

Despite setback, buoy plan still afloat

View Original Source at TheWorld.com By Thomas Moriarty October 26, 2013 A wave energy company says it still plans to build the country’s first commercial wave energy park off Reedsport — once it figures out […]

25
Oct
2013

Aquamarine Power gathers real-time wave data

View Original Source at AquamarinePower.com October 25, 3013 Aquamarine Power is now gathering real-time wave data at their Oyster 800 test site, which is helping the wave energy firm produce more accurate energy forecasts, optimise […]

25
Oct
2013

Oscilla Power Hiring

POSTDOC POSITION IN OCEAN WAVE ENERGY Seattle-based Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) is looking for a recent PhD graduate to join its growing team working on the development of a novel ocean wave energy device. Candidates […]

23
Oct
2013

New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems…

View Original Source at Energy.gov October 23, 2013 The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in 2012, including the completion of two commercial lease auctions […]

21
Oct
2013

Global Collaboration Vital for Growth of Marine Energy

View Original Source at European Marine Energy Centre October 21, 2013 Increased connectivity and collaboration between the world’s wave and tidal power test sites is vital to ensure resources are used strategically and to help boost […]

11
Oct
2013

Federal shutdown holds up offshore wind energy lease

View Original Source at Richmond Times-Dispatch By Peter Bacque Dominion Virginia Power has won approval of its $1.6 million bid to lease nearly 113,000 offshore acres for wind power development. But the federal government shutdown […]

09
Oct
2013

Will Ore. test project bring offshore wind to the West Coast?

View Original Source at E & E Publishing By Elizabeth Harball October 9, 2013 The offshore wind industry is finally showing signs of progress in the United States. The Department of the Interior completed its […]

08
Oct
2013

U.S. tidal power project hits snag

View Original Source at Renewable Energy World By Tildy Bayar October 8, 2013 A planned tidal energy project off the coast of Washington state has come under fire over the lack of a standard defining […]

27
Sep
2013

BOEM to Assess Competitive Interest in First Proposed Wind Energy Project Site Offshore West Coast

View Original Source at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management September 27, 2013 Public Comment Sought on Floating Wind Turbines Pilot Proposal As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, cut carbon […]

26
Sep
2013

Groups set stage for wave energy collaboration

View Original Source at The Daily Astorian   By Ted Shorack September 26, 2013 Leaders in wave energy technology, elected officials and fishermen have expressed high hopes for collaboration as Oregon moves forward with the […]

20
Sep
2013

Governor Kitzhaber Proclaims…

Governor Kitzhaber Proclaims September 22-28, 2013 Oregon Wave Week

12
Sep
2013

Ocean Energy Development: Apply Common Sense to Common Problems

View Original Source at RenewableEnergyWorld.com June 12th, 2013 By Meg Cichon During the opening keynote session at the Energy Ocean International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse identified a core problem to developing ocean […]

11
Sep
2013

Oregon Wave Energy Trust seeks to energize renewable effort

View Original Source at The Umpqua Post September 11th, 2013 At least one person believes wave energy will happen off the Oregon coast. “We are definitely going to see ocean energy happening in Oregon.” Jason […]

05
Sep
2013

Interior Holds Second Competitive Lease Sale for Renewable Energy in Federal Waters

View Original Source at U.S. Department of the Interior September 5th, 2013 Historic Sale for Wind Energy Development Offshore Virginia Advances President’s Climate Action Plan As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create […]

03
Sep
2013

Oregon wave energy stalls off the coast of Reedsport

View Original Source at The Oregonian September 3rd, 2013 By Elizabeth Case Last September, with great fanfare, Ocean Power Technologies began construction on America’s first wave-powered utility. Holding the first – and only – wave […]

29
Aug
2013

Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

View Original Source at U.S. Department of Energy August 29th, 2013 As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for […]

28
Aug
2013

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to Deliver…

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici to Deliver Keynote Address at Eighth Annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Congressional Representative for Coastal Oregon and Democratic Leader on Subcommittee on the Environment Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) announced today that Congresswoman […]

22
Aug
2013

Ocean Sound: The Oregon Coast Rules When It Comes To Ambient Noise

View Original Source at Albany Tribune August 22nd, 2013 For more than a year, scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center deployed a hydrophone in 50 meters of water just off the coast […]

22
Aug
2013

Ocean Power Technologies Deploys Autonomous PowerBuoy Under U.S. Department of Homeland Security Program

View Original Source at Ocean Power Technologies August 22nd, 2013 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced the deployment off New Jersey of its innovative autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the roll-out of […]

15
Aug
2013

Wave energy advocates set funding, Newport grid date goals

View Original Source at Sustainable Business Oregon August 15th, 2013 By Lee van der Voo The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center is seeking additional funding to wire its deepwater wave-testing site with electricity. The […]

15
Aug
2013

Offshore renewables go West

View Original Source at reNEWS.com August 15th, 2013 The US federal government is preparing to kick off the first ever leasing process for wind and marine renewables off the West Coast. A request for competitive […]

05
Aug
2013

Offshore wind still years off after 1st auction

August 5th, 2013 It will be a few years before energy is generated by any offshore wind farm in the United States, but efforts to get more of the nation’s energy from such sources took […]

02
Aug
2013

Senator Wyden adds legislative nudge to more testing of wave energy devices off America’s shores

View Original Source at NewsLincolnCounty.com August 2nd, 2013 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today introduced legislation to encourage private investment and continued research into […]

02
Aug
2013

Wyden, Murkowski Introduce Legislation to Encourage Marine Hydropower

View Original Source at Energy.gov August 2nd, 2013 Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today introduced legislation to remove regulatory obstacles and encourage research and […]

01
Aug
2013

Program Announced for Annual OWET Ocean Renewable Energy Conference VIII

Community and Industry: Collaboration, Innovation and Opportunity Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) has announced the program for the eighth annual Ocean Renewable Energy Conference presented by the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC). “Community and Industry: Collaboration, […]

13
Jul
2013

Historic Auction Leases Nearly 165,000 Acres Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for Wind Energy Development, Advances President’s Climate Action Plan

View Original Source at U.S. Department of the Interior As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to move our economy toward domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell […]

25
Jun
2013

ACORE Releases New Study Highlighting Key Strategies to Scale-Up U.S. Renewable Energy Investment

A new study was released recently by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF), and Climate Policy Initiative at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street where hundreds of leaders from […]

10
Jun
2013

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference returns to Oregon Coast

View Original Source at The News Guard June 10th, 2013 The future of clean, renewable ocean wave energy will be discussed in depth at the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, to be held at the Liberty […]

06
Jun
2013

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference Returns to the Oregon Coast

Explores Community and Industry Collaboration, Innovation and Opportunity The future of clean, renewable ocean wave energy will be discussed in depth at the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, held in Astoria, Oregon this year. This is […]

06
Jun
2013

Tidal Energy Could Be Next Big Wave

View Original Source at Forbes Jun 6, 2013  By Ken Silverstein The U.S. Department of Energy has just unveiled a floating off-shore wind platform that it thinks could make a big splash. But it has already […]

22
May
2013

OWET Releases Request for Proposals

Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) released today two requests for proposals for its work in support of the Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC). Due: June 12, 2013 The Market Analysis for the Pacific Marine Energy […]

30
Apr
2013

Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Ocean Energy Technologies and Launches New Video on Water Power

View Original Source at EERE News The Energy Department announced today up to $13 million in funding to develop and test advanced components and technologies to boost the performance of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems. […]

29
Apr
2013

Bill would force firms to remove wave-energy buoys

View Original Source at Statesman Journal/Associated Press By JONATHAN J. COOPER Oregon lawmakers don’t want the state to get stuck with the bill if a wave-energy company installs equipment off shore and then goes belly up. […]

29
Apr
2013

Video — Energy 101

Video — Energy 101: Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy

25
Apr
2013

Offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies training session

As BOEM prepares for proposed future renewable energy projects offshore the West Coast and Hawaii, they are initiating a proactive outreach initiative with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to educate both […]

20
Apr
2013

Wind energy company works toward Coos Bay project

View Original Source at The World Link By Thomas Moriarty For the first time in recent history, South Coast fisherman are on board with an offshore industrial project. Nick Edwards, a representative of the Southern Oregon Ocean […]

12
Apr
2013

U.S. sees surge in renewable marine energy

View Original Source at E&E Publishing, www.ClimateWire.net By Julia Pyper In meeting America’s energy needs, the marine hydrokinetic industry could be the wave of the future. Harnessing tides, currents and waves produces clean, domestically sourced power […]

10
Apr
2013

FOA: Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Environmental Effects Assessment and Monitoring

In conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement […]

26
Mar
2013

Oscilla Power, Inc. Successfully Completes First Field Trial of its Magnetostrictive Wave Energy Generator

View Original Source at Oscilla Power, Inc. Testing To Continue Off The New Hampshire Coast This Summer Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI) announced that it has successfully completed a field trial of its wave energy technology in […]

21
Feb
2013

Offshore Wind: Principle Power announces partners for Pacific WindFloat project

View Original Source at RenewableEnergyFocus.com Renewable energy technology developer, Principle Power – awarded a Department of Energy grant worth $4M and up to $47M in total funding to support its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. – has […]

11
Feb
2013

New Video Charts Local Supply Chain Investment

View Original Source at EMEC A new video charting the multi-million pound investment by Orkney companies in specialist vessels to support the marine renewable energy industry has been posted online by Orkney Islands Council. More marine […]

28
Jan
2013

Oregon Sets Wave Energy Development Course

View Original Source at EarthTechling.com January 28th, 2013 By Pete Danko Wave energy backers in Oregon – who hope to see the state become the center for the technology’s development in the United States – were celebrating on Friday, […]

28
Jan
2013

Oregon Picks Four Spots For Wave And Offshore Wind Energy

View Original Source at OPB January 28th, 2013 By Amelia Tempelton The state of Oregon has adopted new zoning rules that set aside about 2 percent of the Oregon coast for wave and offshore wind […]

25
Jan
2013

State of Oregon Adopts Territorial Sea Plan for Ocean Energy Development

Plan will govern how and under what conditions ocean renewable energy will develop in state waters. The State of Oregon has adopted a new Territorial Sea Plan (Part 5) that includes policies and maps governing […]

22
Jan
2013

Oregon wave energy plan ready for vote after four years of work

View Original Source at Oregonian January 22nd, 2013 By Lori Tobias “This pretty much is the playbook for the marine renewable energy in Oregon’s territorial sea for the immediate future,” said Paul Klarin, marine affairs […]

16
Jan
2013

Big US Wave Energy Test Center Going To Newport, Oregon

View Original Source at EarthTechling.com January 16th, 2013 By Pete Danko The U.S. intends to get serious about wave energy development in Newport, Oregon. The seaside town of 10,000, an hour’s drive over the Coast Range from […]

25
Oct
2012

Accessing Ocean Waves to Power Homes

View Original Source at Triple Pundit October 25th, 2012 By Michelle Weigand Miller Marine Hydro Kinetics (MHK) is a nascent group of technical strategies chomping at the bit to become an industry. MHK, aimed at […]

03
Oct
2012

Inaugural Ocean Energy Leader Award Presented to Captain Rick Williams

Oregon Wave Energy Trust founding board member and long time ocean energy advocate selected by Board of Directors to receive first annual leadership award. The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) Board of Directors announced the […]

27
Sep
2012

Survey Reveals Strong Support for Wave Energy by Oregon Coast Residents

78 percent of residents surveyed in all seven coastal counties support wave energy development along the Oregon coast due to its value as a renewable energy source. Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), a nonprofit public-private […]

13
Sep
2012

Governor Kitzhaber Proclaims Oregon Wave Week

GOVERNOR JOHN KITZHABER PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER 24-28, 2012 WAVE WEEK IN OREGON Proclamation recognizes ocean energy development milestones and seventh annual Oregon Wave Energy Trust Ocean Renewable Energy Conference. On September 26-27, 2012, international and national […]

20
Aug
2012

OPT receives key FERC license for Reedsport wave energy project

View Original Source at Sustainable Business Oregon August 20th, 2012 By Erik Siemers – Business Journal staff writer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. on Monday said it has received a key license from the U.S. Federal […]

04
Jun
2012

Oregon waveNews

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19
Apr
2012

Wave Energy and Green Tech Interview with Jefferson Exchange

View Original Source at Jefferson Public Radio – Jefferson Exchange April 19th, 2011 Jefferson Exchange – a lively talk and call-in program, weekdays from 8 am – 10 am on Jefferson Public Radio’s News and […]

11
Apr
2012

Fish thriving around wind farms

View Original Source at Technical University of Denmark April 11th, 2012 The first Danish study into how one of the worlds largest wind farms affects marine life is now completed. It shows that the wind […]

27
Sep
2011

Aquamarine Power secures £7 million new funding and ongoing commitment from shareholders

View Original Source at Aquamarine Power September 27th, 2011 Wave energy company Aquamarine Power took another major step towards the commercialization of its Oyster technology with the announcement of £7 million of new funding and […]

29
Apr
2011

Hybrid Wave/Wind Energy Technology the Focus of New Oregon Company

April 29th, 2011 LAKE OSWEGO, OR — Oregon-based Bridgeworks Capital and Denmark-based Floating Power Plant Inc. today announced the joint creation of a U.S. company, Floating Power Inc., to commercialize the Danish company’s Poseidon Wave/Wind […]

12
Mar
2011

Oregon Wave Power Start Up Goes Prototype

View Original Source at EarthTechling.com March 12th, 2011 by Caleb Denison Add another notch to Oregon’s growing wave power industry. The case for commercialized wave energy is enjoying another surge forward now that Columbia Power […]

30
Jan
2011

Q&A: Jason Busch, executive director of the Oregon Wave Energy Trust

View Original Source at Daily Journal of Commerce – Oregon January 20th, 2011 By Nathalie Weinstein While other alternative energy enthusiasts chase the wind and sun, Jason Busch is counting on the motion of the […]

04
Nov
2010

The Next Wave

View Original Source at Portland Monthly Magazine November 4th, 2010 On the new frontier of wave energy, Oregon ships its planning prowess to sea From where the youngest ones congregated during the previous season to […]

30
Sep
2010

Legislation + Regulation

State Legislation OWET 2013 Legislative Update View PDF House Bill 3633 Thanks go to Representative Debbie Boone for pushing through HB 3633 during the February Special Session. The bill authorizes the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and […]

22
Sep
2010

Renewable Energy: DOE releases a draft plan to push offshore wind developments

View Original Source at Climate Wire September 22nd, 2010 By Dina Fine Maron, E&E reporter, Climate Wire Offshore wind development needs a jump-start. And the Energy Department thinks it can provide the needed jolt, according […]

31
May
2010

Oregon Wave Energy Trust Offers Industry Matching Grant Program

May 21st, 2010 For the Development of Wave Energy Projects in Oregon PORTLAND, Oregon, May 21, 2010 – Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) announced today that it will provide a matching grant to any successful […]

24
Mar
2010

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Membership Categories and Benefits Sponsoring Member: $2,000.00 BENEFITS There are many different ways to get involved. Please contact us by email to discuss opportunities & benefits (please note: membership at this level includes company logo […]