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Father of Ocean Energy – Professor Tony Lewis
Global leaders in the field of marine renewable energy are in Cork today (Monday) to attend a two-day symposium in honour of the ‘father of ocean energy’, Professor Tony Lewis. The Lewis Symposium, hosted by the MaREI Centre for Marine…
#3DwindMaps -The world’s largest trial of scanning Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology by Carbon Trust is taking place on Dublin Bay. This is the latest Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) project designed to help reduce the cost of energy from…
#TurbineToGo - A tidal energy turbine is to be removed from Strangford Lough, Co. Down, reports BBC News. The SeaGen turbine was lowered into place in 2008 (see report photo) and generates electricity from tidal currents. Two horizontal axis turbines…
#NewOilboat -A new floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessel, which will produce and store oil coming from Tullow Oil’ s Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (Ten) offshore oil fields, according to The Irish Times set off for Ghana last weekend. The massive FPSO (for…
#OceanEnergy - Not only the subject of a new Irish-authored research paper, Ireland's ocean energy potential is the focus of an in-depth feature this week on Silicon Republic that highlights five research labs in Ireland's renewables sector. Among them are…
#Windfarm - Scotland is set to host the first floating offshore windfarm in British and Irish waters, as the Guardian reports. Backed by Norwegian energy giant Statoil, the Hywind Scotland project will comprise five 6MW turbines interconnected by cables and…
James Ives, CEO at tidal energy company OpenHydro will speaking tomorrow at the Ocean Energy Europe Conference being held this week in Croke Park in Dublin. Ives will tell how the Irish marine renewable firm is to be the global leader…
#Budget2016 - Ocean energy research will receive a further €4.5 million boost in next year's Budget, as announced by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The funding follows from last year's €10 million allocation to ocean energy research,…
#MarineIndustry - With Ireland's maritime industry definitively outperforming the general economy since the global financial crisis began, "reliable statistics" on the sector are needed to understand how the health of our waters and coastline affects the country as a whole.…
Irish Sea Wind Farm Changes Hands
#WindFarm - Investment group Macquarie has been awarded the licence for a €377 million offshore wind farm link in the Irish Sea, as The Irish Times reports. The West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm, located off Cumbria in the Irish…
New Owner For Strangford Lough Tidal Turbine
#PowerFromTheSea - Strangford Lough's SeaGen tidal power turbine has a new owner, as BelfastLive reports. And Singapore-based Atlantis Resources is set to focus on the Northern Irish sea inlet in its plans for expansion of tidal energy development across the…
Irish Projects Prove Ocean Energy Potential - MEP Kelly Tells Brussels Ocean Energy Forum
#powerfromthesea – Two Irish projects, based in Cork and Clare, demonstrate the potential that can be unleashed from Ocean Energy, according to Seán Kelly MEP who addressed the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, and other attendees…
Marine Renewable Energy Sector Worth €9 Billion by 2030
#powerfromthesea – Ireland's marine renewable energy sector could ultimately be worth as much as €9 billion by 2030, and be supporting thousands of jobs on the island, according to Energy Minister Alex White. Speaking at the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland…
Marine Energy Activities Boosted With Extra €4.2m in EU Funding
#powerfromthesea – Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Alex White T.D. welcomed the announcement that the SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) had successfully raised an additional €4.2 million in funding from EU research funds for marine…
Scottish Tidal Energy Scheme Gets Green Light From Financiers
#SeaPower - What's been described as the world's largest planned tidal energy scheme has been given the green light by its financiers, with construction set to begin off the northern Scottish coast in the new year, as The Guardian reports. Previously…
Energy Cork to Host Irish & International Speakers at Cork Harbour Conference
#energy – A major energy conference entitled "Cork Harbour – Energising the Region" will be held in Cork this week, to discuss the opportunities and challenges in terms of energy, industry and tourism for the Harbour. Providing more than one…

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