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Alternative Energy / Tidal Energy

The World’s Most Expensive Power Project

Apr 09, 2018 at 13:01 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

We thought that the price for non-carbon electricity had peaked when the U.K. government agreed to require UK electricity customers pay £92.50 ($130.43) per MWH for the output from the…

UK Renewables May Be Turning The Tide

Oct 28, 2014 at 16:43 | Stuart Burns

With the exception of geothermal energy most forms of renewable electricity generation have an intermittency to their delivery. Even hydro-electric power can fall short in periods of drought or low…

Wave to the Energy Future

Sep 09, 2013 at 17:43 | Daniel J. Graeber

Back in January, the Federal Regulatory Commission decided a good place for a new pilot project for tidal energy was, in all places, the East River in New York…

Riding the Wave of Marine Energy Generation

Jul 21, 2012 at 12:20 | Editorial Dept

Harnessing the energy of wave and tidal currents to generate electricity is arguably a less risky and more predictable endeavor than wind and solar power, and advanced technology to make…

Amid Rising Global Interest in Renewable Energy, Tidal Power to Surge?

Feb 25, 2012 at 12:36 | John Daly

Amid rising global concerns following Japan’s disastrous 11 March 2011 nuclear catastrophe at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear complex and surging oil prices, renewable energy is receiving increased attention from investors.…

Australia Developing Wave Power

Jan 02, 2012 at 17:07 | John Daly

Consider. Australia’s 2,966,140 square-mile landmass is ringed by 16,006 miles of coastline. Most of the population is concentrated along the southeast coast of the country, in an arc running…

How Viable is Tidal Power for the Future?

Dec 14, 2011 at 17:35 | Tom Murphy

Now is the time on Do the Math when we scan the energy landscape for viable alternatives to fossil fuels. In this post, we’ll look at tidal power, which is…

Scotland's Tidal Energy Industry Surges to Global Forefront

Nov 22, 2011 at 08:53 | John Daly

Scottish engineers were prominent in Britain’s Industrial Revolution from the beginning of the 18th century. Now a Scottish renewable energy company is continuing that grand tradition of innovation by selling…

British Tidal Power Riding a Wave?

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:53 | John Daly

In a relentless search for alternatives to fossil fuel energy production, many scientists have turned to thinking about how to harness natural renewable forces to generate power. Currently, the…

World’s Largest Tidal Farm to be Launched in Scotland

Jul 25, 2011 at 11:00 | Green Futures

Ten underwater turbines will generate 30GW a year from the seafloor in the Sound of Islay, following government approval. A £40 million tidal array harnessing electricity from one of the…

UK Could Capture a Quarter of $750bn Marine Energy Market

May 09, 2011 at 07:26 | Environmental Finance

Waves and tides could provide up to 240GW of renewable energy globally by 2050, requiring investment of £460 billion ($750 billion), according to the Carbon Trust – although the risk…

A Look at Tidal Power

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:21 | Andy Soos

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power. The first large-scale tidal power…

Irish Conference Seeks to Exploit Island’s Tidal Energy Resources

May 11, 2010 at 08:26 | Darrell Delamaide

An all-Irish conference on exploiting the island’s potential for marine energy brought together 60 U.S. companies with officials from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland this week. The…

How Does Tidal Energy Work

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

How Does Tidal Energy Work Tidal energy is energy obtained from changing sea levels (the tide moving from high to low and vice versa.) This renewable energy source has…

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