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Maine tidal energy development prompts study of environmental impacts

Crews work to install Ocean Renewable Power Company's TideGen generator (Credit: Ocean Renewable Power Company)<p>You don’t need an engineering degree …

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

Rate of ocean acidification due to carbon emissions is at highest for 300m years

The oceans are becoming more acidic at the fastest rate in 300m years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, and a mass extinction of key species may already be almost inevitable as a result, leading marine scientists warned on Thursday.<p>An international audit of the health of …

Our Energy Transition, Away From Fossil Fuels

Iceland, which is 100% free of fossil fuels, got 26% of its energy from geothermal sources in 2009.<p>At the end of June 2013, Germany’s total installed …

Energias Renovables | Noticias | Actualidad

Dentro de un mundo que además de estar interconectado, se encuentra siendo dominado por las redes sociales y la tecnología, los <i>elementos</i> …

U.S. Tidal Energy Project requires Proximity Standard

>There is currently no U.S. standard for the distance tidal energy projects need to be from other subsea installations. The Federal Communications …

Scotland gives green light to Europe's largest tidal energy project

The largest tidal energy project in Europe can get under way after permission was granted for the first stage in the Pentland Firth.<p>A demonstration project of up to six turbines will be built in the water between Orkney and the Scottish mainland following the decision by the Scottish …

Tidal energy scheme off northern Scotland gets go-ahead

Six vast underwater turbines are to be lowered into the tidal currents of the Pentland firth in the first phase of one of the largest tidal energy schemes in Europe.<p>Permission to install the six squat machines, which look like underwater propellers, has been granted by Scottish ministers as a …

Scotland Approves Europe's Largest Tidal Energy Project

The government of Scotland just gave the green light to develop Europe’s largest tidal energy project and the first commercial tidal turbine array in …

Hydroelectric Power

Tidal energy could power half of Scotland's electricity needs

Tidal power in the Pentland Firth has the potential to power almost half of Scotland's electricity demands, according to new research. - edie news …

Hydroelectric Power

The Huge Potential of Tidal Power

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 | by Pat's Picks<p>Interesting story in a special section on energy in the New York Times about harnessing the potential of …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Xcel Energy Buying Utility-Scale Solar at Prices Competitive With Natural Gas

Is utility-scale solar close to crossing a pivotal price threshold?<p>Utility Xcel Energy last month submitted a proposal to Colorado regulators that …

Electricity utilities could lose half their market to solar and storage

Within a few days of each other, Queensland network operators Ergon Energy and Energex produced annual reports that gave nearly diametrically opposed …

Abandoned Russian farmland soaks up 50 million tons of carbon every year

When the USSR collapsed, the communal farming systems that helped feed the union’s citizens collapsed with it. Farmers abandoned 110 million acres of …

Farming

Using legos to explain carbon emissions to a child — or every adult who doesn’t get it

This short video is a simple explanation of how humans have caused carbon emissions over the last 260 years.<p>Unless we begin sharp reductions in …

Carbon Emissions

The best way to integrate sustainability into business

Let’s start with the basics: I don’t speak Swedish. So when I was in Sweden recently, attending the World Water Week Conference, I noticed something …

The Grid Edge: How Will Utilities, Vendors and Energy Service Providers Adapt?

The term “smart grid” is getting a bit long in the tooth. Here at Greentech Media, we saw this as inevitable. Over the past five years, we have thus …

Four tips to take you beyond the big data hype cycle

As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of Disillusionment, a steep cliff …

PECAN STREET – Pecan Street Inc.

Pecan Street Releases Powerful Residential Electricity Dataset with Potential to Revolutionize Electricity Management One-Second Data Gives …

Five Web-based Apps to help you visualize big data

With only a web browser, you have the means to visualize collected data in an interactive form that will allow you to apply the results.<p>Big Data is …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …