For today’s post I have gathered latest news on a form of renewables we read too little about : marine energy. Given the astounding potential (240 GW by 2050), I believe it’s safe to say this will change as technologies mature.
Here is my latest post on CleanTechies, this time on wave and tidal energies : “According to a new study by the Carbon Trust up to 240 GW of capacity of marine energy could be installed worldwide by 2050.“ ” Out of these, 75 percent could be coming from wave, and the remainder by tidal… Continue reading Marine energy could add up to 240 GW by 2050
The New York Times Green blog published a great article about a recent report from IHS Emerging Energy Research on tidal wave. Even if it has been starting very slowly, the energy source could bring up to 10 GW by 2030 globally. “The global ocean energy sector is at a turning point,” the company’s report… Continue reading The potential of tidal power
Scotland announced last week that 1.2 GW of tidal and wave energy capacity would be built there by 2020. To achieve this, 10 projects will be started and will be the first commercial applications of these energy sources. Scotts are determine to have 31 percent of their electricity coming from renewables by 2011 and are willing… Continue reading Scotland to harness 1.2 GW of marine energy
Only two days after my first article on the various possibilities of harnessing a part of the tremendous energy from our oceans, GreenTech Media provides us with more on this topic. This article focuses forecasting the future of this particular market segment. With less than 10 MW currently installed, experts believe installed power could reach… Continue reading More data on energy sources from the oceans
Oceans are covering up to 70 percent of our planet. Yet, until now we didn’t hear much about their potential for providing us with huge quantities of renewable energy. But as things are beginning to change as projects are being launched in Europe and in the United States it is time for me to write… Continue reading Various energy sources from the oceans
According to The Guardian and Cleantech, Ireland plans to invest 22 billions euros on renewable energies and “smart” and efficient systems over the next 12 years. Half of this money will be invested in wind, wave and tidal energies and biomass. This is due to cut by half the greenhouse gases emissions by 2020. An… Continue reading Ireland to invest billions on energy