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Ocean Power: Renewable Energy Orphan?

Marine renewables aren’t attracting the attention that other renewable energy resources and technology are, but that doesn’t mean that there’s still a good chance we’ll see a lot more in the way of wave, tidal stream, ocean current. ocean thermal and hydrokinetic power projects in coming years.

Canadian Government Backs Veg Growers Renewable Heat & Power Project

The Canadian government’s Agri-Opportunities program is getting behind a community-driven project that aims to turn 50 different kinds and 40,000 metric tons of agricultural waste into clean, renewable heat and power, as well as organic fertilizer.

US, Iceland & New Zealand Launch Renewables Pilot Projects in the Caribbean, South Pacific

Iceland, New Zealand and US teams, part of the EDIN partnership to help island nations develop and make a transition to renewable energy powered economies and societies announced its first three pilot projects last week.

El Salvador Utility Commissions Geothermal Plant, Highlighting Potential in Central America

LaGeo and Enex have brought an additional 9.3-MW geothermal power plant on line in El Salvador, highlighting the region’s vast geothermal resource potential.

NV Energy Puts Off Coal Plant, Looks to Renewables, Natural Gas

Nevada’s NV Energy is the latest in a growing number of utilities putting off plans to build coal-fired plants and instead looking to natural gas and renewable resources to meet demand. Uncertainty over regulatory approvals, carbon emissions and environmental regulations, and the relative costs and security of alternative fuel sources is being compounded by the financial crisis and recession.

National Renewable Electricity Standard Introduced in the House

Looking to energy policy to address climate change and the recession, Reps. Markey and Platts have introduced bi-partisan legislation in the US House of Representatives that would establish a national renewable electricity standard along the lines of those established by 27 US states and the District of Columbia. Rep. Markey also introduced a bill that aims to cut electricity demand and create jobs by establishing energy efficiency standards for homes and buildings.