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2008-09-10 12:25:00

Scientists said on Wednesday that Australia's vast coastline is increasingly being battered by destructive "extreme waves" driven in part by climate change. Government experts said research into wave size changes over the past 45 years showed waves of 3 meters (9.8 feet) in height or more were increasing, hitting Australia's southern coasts as severe storms become more frequent and intense. "Extreme wave conditions are greatest south of the Australian continent, associated with the passage of...

2008-09-10 00:00:00

I think Philip Bramey ought to look at a few hard facts about renewable energy ("Wave hub is better bet than wind farm", August 26) before dismissing wind power in favour of wave and tidal, then perhaps his blood pressure might subside a bit! Every source of energy, conventional or renewable, has its good and bad points. It is perfectly true that wind is intermittent and typically delivers a load factor of around 30 per cent. However, the overall annual output of a professionally-sited...

2008-09-03 18:00:35

Finavera Renewables Inc. ("Finavera Renewables" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: FVR) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2008 Annual General Meeting ("AGM"). Shareholders unanimously re-appointed Damien Reynolds (Chairman), Jason Bak (CEO), John Icke, David Lamont, and Hein Poulus to the Board of Directors. All of the proposed resolutions were passed at the AGM including the approval of the Company's rolling stock option plan. Finavera Renewables CEO, Jason Bak, states, "Our plan...

2008-09-03 00:00:00

Regen sw the region's agency on renewable energy development, points out to the Government the economic benefits in backing the development of wind farms on land or sea. This will create jobs and investment, but there is a caveat; that a wind farm must be sympathetic to the environment in which it stands. Therein lies the rub. On the one hand there is the "now urgent" need as we are being held to ransom over fuel costs and on the other you can't please all of the people all of the time....

2008-08-27 15:01:03

FreedomWorks Oregon's Campaign for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE) is launching a series of radio ads promoting the development of clean, affordable, and reliable sources of energy, in addition to exposing how anti-energy radicals are opposed not just to energy development, but to our modern way of life. Listen to the First Ad (http://lightsonoregon.com/audio/EnergySpot1.mp3) Listen to the Second Ad (http://lightsonoregon.com/audio/EnergySpot2.mp3) High energy prices hurt...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

M2E Power, Inc., a renewable energy design and development company, today announced the company is moving forward with the development of an external charger for mobile devices. This unique charger will be the first to harvest motion-producing electromagnetic fields, convert that motion into clean electric energy and store it for use on mobile devices. The charger, the first of a number of micro and macro power developments from M2E Power, leverages the company's patent-pending,...

2008-08-21 12:01:21

By DOUGLAS HAMILTON AQUAMARINE Power, the Edinburgh-based marine energy company, announced yesterday that it has appointed Martin McAdam as its chief executive. McAdam joins Aquamarine from wind farm developer and operator Airtricity, where he was chief operating officer. He founded Airtricity's North American operations that were purchased in 2007 by E.ON, the German energy group, for GBP750,000. Irish-based Airtricity was acquired by Scottish & Southern Energy for GBP1.08bn in...

2008-08-18 18:00:41

By Robert S. Boyd WASHINGTON - Scouring the Earth for new sources of clean, renewable energy, scientists and engineers are exploring some unusual nooks and crannies. Kites, waves, tides, ocean currents, geysers, garbage, cow manure, old utility poles, algae and bacteria are being enlisted in the effort to lower the world's reliance on climate-warming coal and oil. Researchers are even trying artificial photosynthesis, producing electricity by imitating the way that green plants exploit...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

Energy is a hot topic of debate - in terms of its contribution to climate change, its current position on the world's political agenda and the increasing costs faced by consumers. But why should we care about the type of energy we use and where it comes from? If we don't address our energy issues we are facing a bleak future. We could be in a situation where our economy is vulnerable because we import increasing amounts of our energy from less stable parts of the world - take the news in...

2008-08-05 09:01:21

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - Finavera Renewables Inc. ('Finavera Renewables' or the 'Company') (TSX VENTURE:FVR) is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with a large investor for the joint development of the 105 megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project in Ireland ('the Project'). The Letter of Intent contemplates a joint venture agreement providing for further development and an equity investment in the Project, which has an estimated in service date...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.