Browsing the "Blue Energy" Category

Mexico's Marersa Expands Its Wave Power Offerings

December 7th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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


Twenty Hydroelectric Power Facts

August 13th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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


Scotland Opens Marine Energy Park

August 3rd, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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


Hydropower Grows Steadily Worldwide

July 2nd, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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


Ilisu Dam – Sinking History

February 22nd, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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


Pouring Water into a Volcano to Create Energy

January 16th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Two companies will pour 24 million gallons of water into Newberry Volcano in central Oregon to test the potential to create geothermal power, using a technique called Enhanced Geothermal Systems



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