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Toshiba to Get Energy From the Ocean

The well known Japanese company Toshiba and its perhaps not as well known co-patriate IHI have been tapped to pilot a new ocean energy project that will deploy a phalanx of underwater turbines that float like kites. The project demonstrates once again how legacy companies are transitioning to new clean tech. At a little less […]

December 29th

Mexico's Marersa Expands Its Wave Power Offerings

Maremotrices de Energias Renovables (Marersa) is expanding its wave power offerings. Currently, Marersa has a three megawatt plant at Rosarita in Baja California. They are looking to expand to Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, as well as building more wave power plants in Mexico.

December 7th

Twenty Hydroelectric Power Facts

Hydroelectric power accounts for nearly 16% of the world’s electric production. Electricity is produced by water falling through a turbine, either from a natural or artificial waterfall. Hydroelectric generation works equally well on a large scale to provide power to cities or regions or on a small scale to provide power to a single household or project.

August 13th

Scotland Opens Marine Energy Park

The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park opened earlier this week. Scotland’s first designated zone for the development of wave and tidal energy will bring together industry and universities to research and develop renewable energy.

August 3rd

Hydropower Grows Steadily Worldwide

The use of hydropower for electrical generation has grown steadily worldwide. New technologies make hydropower more efficient and less intrusive into the environment and tourist views. This article via sustainablog lays out the numbers in an easy to understand fashion.

July 2nd

Ilisu Dam – Sinking History

The Ilisu Dam is a dam under construction in Turkey at the headwaters of the Tigris River. It has generated controversy because 55,000-65,000 people will be forcibly relocated and a city with a 10,000-year history will be flooded.

February 22nd