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2008-10-10 15:00:30

We're starved for clean energy when it is all around us, in the air, water and even the earth. We'd have plenty if we could figure out how to collect it. But technological development must overcome some formidable challenges, especially to mine the powerful energy in water. Water is much denser than air, so harnessing even a small amount of the tidal current flowing in and out of our region's many bays and estuaries, or the deep-ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream, can produce vast...

2008-10-09 15:00:33

As the Manawatu struggles with the cumulative effect of turbines spreading across our hills, balanced against the need for renewable energy, minds begin turning to other types of energy supply, such as off-shore wind farms and tidal turbines. Environment Minister Trevor Mallard says that these are being investigated all the time. This include the Government establishing the Marine Energy Deployment Fund, which is offering grants of up to $2 million a year over four years. "New...

2008-09-08 18:00:33

By Jerry Harkavy EASTPORT, Maine - Workers spent the past winter tinkering with high-tech turbines slung beneath a barge in the cold waters off the Maine coast before getting them to produce a modest 20 kilowatts, enough electricity to power a half-dozen homes. Far from discouraged, Ocean Renewable Power Co. is spending the summer preparing to deploy larger turbines capable of producing up to 5 megawatts. Or, enough electricity to power 5,000 houses. Eventually, the company envisions...

2008-06-18 18:00:41

A project to generate electricity from the tides in Kaipara Harbour is to receive a grant of $1.85 million from the Marine Energy Deployment Fund. Energy Minister David Parker announced the grant to Crest Energy Ltd last week. Crest Energy's Pouto Link Project will see up to three turbines deployed, as the first stage of a commercial-scale electricity generation plan. The grant is subject to resource consents being obtained. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and...