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DOE Highlights Early Results of US Offshore Wind Energy Research and Development

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the special offshore wind edition of its Wind Program Newsletter October 22, highlighting the seminal role federal funding and support is playing in the development of a potentially huge clean and renewable energy resource, one that could go a long way in spurring economic growth and job creation as well as helping reduce…

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Scotland Gives the Go Ahead to Europe’s Largest Marine Tidal Energy Project

Europe’s largest marine tidal energy project is moving forward following a four-year assessment of its environmental and social impacts. Scottish government regulator Marine Scotland on September 16 granted final approval of MeyGen Ltd.’s proposal to build a carbon emissions-free 86-megawatt (MW) tidal energy system in Pentland Firth’s Inner Sound between the north coast of Caithness and the Orkneys island of…

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Gulf Oil Spill and the Changing Energy Equation

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has critical implications for the energy industry. In response to the spill, the federal government and Congress are rewriting the rule book on offshore oil and gas production. These new rules will change the way the US produces, transports and consumes energy. The Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium…

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