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Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product … Read more »

Engaging Local Communities for a Smooth Tidal Power Entitlement Process

Last month, the efforts of Tidal Lagoon Power, Ltd., to build the world’s first tidal lagoon progressed through a new phase in the United Kingdom’s entitlement process, bringing the South Wales project one small step closer to fruition. Following the conclusion of a six month examination period, the panel is … Read more »

Call for Submissions: 3rd Annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Environmental Leader announces the third annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program which recognizes excellence in the areas of environmental and sustainability management by awarding Top Product/Project of the Year status to those that receive a top score from a panel of distinguished judges, headed by a coordinator … Read more »

Marine Energy Sector ‘Needs to Halve Costs’

The UK’s marine energy sector should aim to halve its costs by end of decade, according to a plan released by the UK Energy Research Centre and the Energy Technologies Institute. Marine energy resources, consisting of wave and tidal stream energy, are abundant in UK waters. Although marine technology must secure cost … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mandatory CSR, Oil Spill Fines, Flood Report

India is mandating that companies with an annual turnover of INR 10 billion ($164 million) or more, or a net worth of INR 5 billion and more, or a net profit of INR 0.05 billion or more during any financial year, set aside two percent of their net profits for socially beneficial activities in … Read more »

Public Opposition Affects Tidal Power Projects

More and more companies are realizing that the prioritization of safe, reliable energy methods is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By using the Earth’s natural, predictable energy from tidal power, we can generate reliable electricity while conserving other resources. However, some environmental groups oppose new tidal projects … Read more »

British Announce ‘Strike Price’ for Renewables & Renewable Heat

Highest Wind Prices in Europe—But  Are They Too High? Tidal, Wave, & Geothermal Prices Posted Solar Thermal & Renewable Heat Tariffs Confirmed In a flurry of official documents, Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced “strike prices” for a host of renewable technologies and confirmed prices for renewable … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Drug Disposal, HFCs, Climate Hearing

The King County, Wash., board of health passed a law requiring that pharmaceutical companies pay for the disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medicines – only the second such municipal ordinance in the country. Alameda County, Calif., passed drug disposal regulations in July 2012, Waste & Recycling News reports. The USDA is considering … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: FERC Fight, Ecotality Suit, Post Holdings

The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to consider the nominations of Ronald Binz for commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Elizabeth Robinson for under-secretary of energy, and Michael Connor for deputy secretary of interior. Binz’s nomination looks contentious due to opposition from the coal industry, … Read more »

Lockheed Martin Builds Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant

Although Lockheed Martin is usually associated with aerospace technologies, the company is working with Beijing-based Reignwood Group to develop an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot power plant off the coast of southern China. The two companies signed a memorandum of agreement in Beijing last week. Following the ceremony, both … Read more »

The Present and Future of Tidal Power

In the world of renewable energy, tidal power is one of the more abstract, obscured points of discussion. It’s not nearly as mechanically developed as hydro-power or biomass. And it certainly doesn’t demand the same sort of press as solar power or wind power. For the time being, tidal power’s … Read more »