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2008-06-25 15:03:01

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Mark R. Stover of Hydro Green Energy, LLC, 1-877-556- 6566, ext. 711, mark@hgenergy.com HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE), a Houston-based hydrokinetic power company, today applauded the House Appropriations Committee for its approval of $30 million in research and development funding for ocean and marine renewable technologies for Fiscal Year 2009. An additional $10 million was reserved for conventional hydropower....

2008-06-25 15:03:01

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Maine will be host to an international conference on ocean energy next year, which officials hope will give the state an opportunity to promote itself as a leader in the growing renewable energy industry. Gov. John Baldacci's office said Tuesday that more than 300 offshore energy developers, financiers, researchers and policymakers from around the world are expected to attend the 2009 EnergyOcean conference. The exact location of the conference was not...

2008-06-23 06:00:26

Research and Markets http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/849e52/the_commercializat has announced the addition of the "The Commercialization of Ocean Power" report to their offering. The 1st Edition of Research Reports International's The Commercialization of Ocean Power report is a 65-page overview of ocean power technology and the reasons why it is likely to become a realistic source of renewable energy in the near future. Growing concerns about climate change, skyrocketing...

2008-06-19 21:00:24

By James Foit I have read, in total, Free Flow Power Corp.'s application for a preliminary permit for a hydrokinetic project and have examined its Web site. I'm also familiar with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's mission to use resources as effectively as possible for the country's benefit. As such, I have serious concerns about this proposal to generate electricity from the floor of the Niagara River. The company's product is a 6-foot diameter turbine. This in itself shows a...

2008-05-15 21:00:00

By Sharon Linstedt Two alternative energy firms want to harness the fast-running Niagara River for "hydrokinetic" electric power generation. The two firms -- one from Houston, and the other from Gloucester, Mass., -- intend to generate power using underwater turbines. "We're studying dozens of major river sites that have the flow characteristics we need to generate power and build this new industry. The Niagara is one of the rivers that seems to fit our criteria," said Daniel R. Irvin,...

2008-04-01 15:00:00

For more than a century, the Mississippi River has been one of the nation's most-important transportation corridors, a muddy, winding pathway for moving bulk commodities such as grain and coal and other goods. Now, a New England startup company wants to harness the mighty river for a secondary purpose -- generating electricity. The company, Free Flow Power Corp., is pursuing a $3 billion plan to install thousands of small electric turbines in the river bed, reaching from St. Louis to the...

2008-02-14 16:47:04

As researchers continue their search for new sources of clean energy, their attention has turned to the Gulf Stream. Rushing at 8.5 billion gallons per second, the Gulf Stream represents a potential non-stop flow of new energy. Florida Atlantic University researchers plan to test a small turbine later this year. They say that the currents could one day be used to produce as much power as 10 nuclear plants and supply one-third of Florida's electricity. The university received a $5 million...

2005-09-09 08:50:26

ABERDEEN (Reuters) - Scotland aims to generate 10 percent of its electricity from tidal and wave power which would be equivalent to replacing a huge fossil fueled power station, the Scottish government said this week. Deputy First Minister Nicol Stephen said he was making changes to renewable energy support regulations to kick start millions of pounds of investment in marine energy. "Tens of millions of pounds of support will be available -- with the potential for hundreds of...

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