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A New Point of Reference for Offshore Energy Development

A new Department of Energy research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America’s coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for offshore wind and ocean power development.

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Opening of Atlantic Coast For offshore windfarms

US Government announces opening up of large areas off the Atlantic Coast for offshore wind farms.

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Algae Biofuels Aren’t Sustainable,Yet

This week, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the Sustainability of Algae Biofuels. The report’s conclusions are not the most optimistic on algae biofuels, albeit highlights the future potential of algae biofuels and the steps needed to ensure its sustainable development.

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Cornwall and Scotland Hold UK’s Wave Power Potential

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Oct
17

The Atlantic ocean off Cornwall and the west coast of Scotland show the greatest promise for generating electricity from the waves that crash around the British Isles, according to new research.

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Japan Plans To End Reliance On Nuclear Power Within 30 Years

Japan has announced plans to end its reliance on nuclear power within 30 years, in a historic policy shift prompted by the triple meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.

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Public Wave Energy Test Facility Begins Operation in Oregon

One of the first public wave energy testing systems in the United States began operation this week off the Oregon coast near Newport, and will allow private industry or academic researchers to test new technology that may help advance this promising form of sustainable energy.

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The Search for Energy Takes a Turn Underwater

The fearsome tides that sweep out from the easternmost shores of the United States have for more than 80 years teased engineers and presidents like Franklin D. Roosevelt, who have dreamed of harnessing their force to make electricity…

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A Robotic Albatross?

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Jul
23

Oceanographer Phil Richardson formally retired in 1999, but that hardly diminished his passion and curiosity. He combined his scientific knowledge with longstanding interests in sailing and flying to show how albatrosses elegantly take advantage of winds and waves to fly long distances over the open ocean without flapping their wings…

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Brazil To Build First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

The world’s first industrial plant producing biofuels from seaweed will be built in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco in late 2013…

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