Marine Energy

Marine services company Malin Renewables has secured a £1 million (US$1.3 million) contract to supply a 50-tonne wave energy converter. Malin has been appointed by AWS Ocean Energy Ltd to build the half-scale Archimedes Waveswing device, designed for offshore wave energy production. Development of the Archimedes Waveswing is funded by Wave Energy Scotland through its Novel...
Pumped Storage Hydro

What researchers are calling seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much-needed gap to support the transition to intermittent renewables, according to a study from scientists with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. According to IIASA, SPHS means pumping water into a...
Research and Development

Policy certainty will increase domestic and international investing into India, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The study, India’s Renewable Energy Policy Headwinds – Recommendations for Urgently Accelerating Activity in the Renewable Energy Sector, finds that several recent policy positions have undermined growth in India’s renewable energy...
Research and Development

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it has redesigned its International Energy Portal to streamline navigation, simplify data presentation and implement responsive design use. The previously available portal was a beta release. The International Energy Portal contains EIA’s country-level energy data. Users can view and download data sets for consumption, production, trade, reserves and carbon dioxide...
Research and Development

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2020, and key takeaways are that U.S. energy consumption grows more slowly than gross domestic production throughout the projection period (2050), with renewables being the fastest-growing source of electricity generation through 2050. Key takeaways in more detail are: U.S. energy consumption grows more...
Marine Energy

Representatives of the Politecnico di Torino and Eni have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen scientific collaboration and undertake a joint academic initiative to study energy from marine resources. This agreement will involve the launch of the “MarEnergy Lab” research laboratory, which will investigate specific issues, enhance related understanding, and contribute to the...
Research and Development

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report that examines several of the most notable policy approaches for accelerating the transition to a renewable energy economy and achieving scientifically-based reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report — Advancing America’s Climate Leadership: Policy Options That Most Effectively Put Renewable Energy to...