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UK consultancy Kenneth Grubb Associates Ltd (KGAL) has been appointed as the M&E design specialist for the proposed £650 million Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.

Finding solutions to harness the power of the Severn Estuary to create renewable energy and which will benefit the economy on both sides of the Severn will be the focus of a conference tomorrow taking place at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

LDA Design, an independent design, environment and energy business, has been appointed as masterplanners and landscape architects for the world’s first man-made energy-generating lagoon – the £650 million Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project being developed by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd.

This year the UK’s biggest dedicated Anaerobic Digestion and biogas event, UK AD & Biogas will highlight the potential of AD to drive efficiencies and reduce costs in the water sector following the lead of vanguards like Northumbrian Water – whose investment in AD reduced their annual £40m electricity bill by nearly 20%.

American tidal power company ResHydro has announced plans to establish a base in Scotland to help its technology reach commercialisation.

The Ontario government in Canada is now harnessing cleaner, renewable electricity from Niagara Falls following the completion of the Niagara Tunnel Project.

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation to inform future European Union (EU) energy and climate change policies for 2020-2030.

China’s “Big Five” power utilities have hundreds of gigawatts of thermal power plants in water-stressed areas and face retrofit costs of up to $20 billion to improve their resilience, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report.

Friday, 22 March 2013 10:55

£2m fund for marine energy developers

£2 million of Convergence European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been made available for marine renewables companies developing technology in Cornwall.

Offshore renewable technology developer Trident Energy  has completed a second close of its funding round to finance pier-based sea trials of the company’s enabling technology used in wave and tidal energy converters.

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