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Researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present (almost 400 parts per million) were systematically associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels


The first wave energy converter (WEC) devices may now be deployed at the Wave Hub test site following approval by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).


Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:25

UK on track to meet renewable energy target

Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap published today by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

Renewables’ share of electricity generation increased from 9.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2011, to 11.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2012, according to latest DECC figures.

Two UK and one Irish tidal project are among the 23 renewable energy schemes to receive part of €1.2bn (£1bn) under the first call for proposals for the EU NER300 funding programme.


Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has agreed terms in respect of a major financing package totalling £8.84m, which includes £1.24m in public funding from the Scottish Government as well as £7.6m in private investment from a trio of multi-national backers.


Government investment in gas should not come at the expense of renewable investment nor sideline the nation’s climate commitments, says the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).


The Green Construction Board (GCB) is marking its first anniversary by unveiling its priorities for 2013 while celebrating news that more than half the actions in the Government’s Low Carbon Construction Action Plan have now been completed.


Wave power company Trident Energy has announced the agreement of a lease with a port in northwest Scotland to test its PowerPod technology, following a recent fundraise and the award of a SMART:Scotland grant earlier this year.

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has announced another major international collaboration agreement, in which the world-leading test facility will assist in the development of a marine energy test centre in Taiwan.

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