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Britain’s manufacturers have called on the government to give them the clarity and predictability they need to invest in the low carbon economy by setting out its vision by the end of 2013 on how industry can deliver it.

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy company, has entered into an agreement with IDE Technologies Ltd for the development of an Osmotic Power Generation pilot plant in Norway.

Wave and tidal energy has placed joint second with wind in a UK poll asking people which technologies they supported most for meeting Britain’s future energy needs.

Thursday, 14 February 2013 09:07

Shale oil could boost UK economy by £50bn

Shale oil production could increase the UK economy by up to £50 billion by 2035, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Friday, 08 February 2013 10:26

Marine energy firm goes into liquidation

Neptune Renewable Energy, which was demonstrating a tidal device in the Humber estuary, has gone into liquidation, it announced yesterday.

A tidal energy platform specialist, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), working closely with Cranfield University, has completed a £150,000 SEIS eligible funding round.

The Crown Estate is launching plans to conduct a new research study that will explore how the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters wave and tidal projects can coexist with local fishing activities and ensure that local communities benefit from both industries.

Thursday, 24 January 2013 11:26

Geowave project aims to anchor wave energy

A major new research project – lead by the University of Dundee – has been launched with the aim of helping make offshore wave energy a sustainable proposition.

French naval defence giant DCNS is acquiring a majority stake in Irish marine energy company OpenHydro as it looks to capitalise on growth in the market.

Abu Dhabi-based renewable company Masdar has launched a pilot program to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources.

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