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Scottish Firm Taking Wind Farms Underwater
#PowerFromTheSea - The next big renewable energy turbine farm could be underwater off the coast of Scotland, as MailOnline reports. Scottish firm MayGen has big plans to install a £51 million (€65.2 million) underwater turbine project to harness the powerful…
Budget Allocates €10 million To Ocean Energy Research
#budget – In today's budget €10 million has been allocated next year to ocean energy research, development and demonstration, following the publication of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan earlier this year. This funding will facilitate the development of the…
Ocean Energy Project One Of 40 Receiving Grants From €23M Innovation Fund
#OceanEnergy - A University College Cork project to investigate "nonlinear wave-current interactions in the nearshore" for the development of Ireland's ocean energy industry has been awarded a research grant worth more than half a million euro by Science Foundation Ireland…
High-Tech Green Seismic Vessel in Cork Harbour Prior to Largest Ever Oil-Gas Off-Shore Irish 3D Survey
#OilExploration – Polarcus Amani, claimed to be one of the most greenest seismic vessels in the world is to embark on one of the largest ever 3D seismic surveys offshore of Ireland reports Cork The ultra-modern, super high ice-class,…
New Taxes for Offshore Petroleum Exploration
#offshorepetroleum – The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte T.D. has today announced that the taxation provisions relating to petroleum exploration and production are to be revised upwards to provide for an increased financial return to…
OpenHydro Sees Big Future In Channel Islands Tidal Power
#OpenHydro - The Irish Times has a report on OpenHydro's new €600 million deal with a Channel Islands company that's set to establish one of Europe's biggest renewable energy schemes. Dublin-based hydro-power firm OpenHydro - which earlier this year gave…
Offshore Ireland Has Significant Potential for Oil & Gas Exploration
#powerfromthesea – Speaking in London at a debate hosted by the London Irish Business Society, Minister of State, Fergus O'Dowd T.D., said "Offshore Ireland has a significant potential for oil and gas finds. Recent discoveries and on-going petroleum research indicate…
Haughey to Chair New Irish Wave Energy Device Developer Association
#oceanenergy – Conor Haughey is to Chair the Irish Wave Energy Device Developers Association (IWEDA) following its inaugural meeting on 18 April, 2014 at NUI Maynooth. The organisation is made up of 11 Irish companies who are all developing different Ocean Energy…
IMDO Shipping Review: Asia-Europe Trade Up, Record European Cruisegoers and EU Seek Security Strategy
#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Shipping Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below. Container Market: Asia-Europe trade increases 8% in January - Volumes on the main Asia-Europe trade lane began 2014 strongly, increasing 8% in January compared with…
Hydro Storage Scheme Among Clare's Renewable Energy Plans
#hydroenergy – Clare County Council today outlined plans to facilitate the development of Pumped Freshwater Hydro Energy Storage facilities similar to those already developed at Turlough Hill in County Wicklow. Three locations, namely Slieve Callan, Slieve Bernagh and Woodcock Hill,…
New Solar Tech Will Allow Boats To Generate Power From Sails
#SeaPower - In a week that saw the Government move to pull back from binding renewable energy targets, it's good to see others a more positive outlook on going green - with news that a French company has developed sails…
Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) Launched
#offshorepower – The Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte, T.D., today launched the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) to provide a framework for the sustainable development of Ireland's offshore renewable energy resources. Speaking at the…
Arklow Boat Builder's Offshore Wind Business Securing Its Future
#Shipbuilding - Arklow Marine Services recently celebrated the completion of its third service vessel for the offshore wind farm sector in the shape of the Gardian 18. And as the company's director Billy Tyrrell tells The Irish Times, it's the…
Green Energy Firm's Irish Sea Survey Gets EU Funding
#SeaPower - Green energy multinational Mainstream Renewable Power has secured €1.4 million in EU funding towards its costs of surveying the Irish Sea bed, as The Irish Times reports. Mainstream's survey, planned to commence in 2014, will determine the route…
Galway In Sights Of Wave Energy Firms Seeking Atlantic Power
#SeaPower - The power of the Atlantic Ocean will be put to the test next year as firms are in discussion to place wave energy devices in Galway Bay. The Irish Independent reports that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland…
Exploration Licences Granted in Atlantic Margin Licensing Round
Minister for Natural Resources, Fergus O'Dowd, today announced the timing and outline of the next Atlantic Margin Oil and Gas Exploration Licensing Round. The full detail of the Round will be announced after a review of oil and gas fiscal…

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