Subsidies for srappy little wave energy startups are one thing, but what about for companies whose execs make a half-million a year while a key project founders?
A big Western Australia water supplier calls Carnegie Wave Energy’s plan a “promising approach to achieving desalinated freshwater with zero greenhouse gas emissions.”
The US focuses a new round of marine energy funding on better power take-off systems, but also puts $2.4 million into researching the environmental impact of development.
Wave power hasn’t put energy on the U.S. grid, yet at least, but it does seem to be progressing in powering coastal surveillance systems.
The DOE says a new powerhouse and fish passage system boost a Washington dam’s power-production capacity while aiding steelhead and salmon.
Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduce a bill to encourage wave and tidal energy development and streamline the regulatory process.
Alstom says its 1-megawatt tidal turbine hit its nameplate power capacity in recent testing as marine energy activities surge in Scotland.