Offshore renewable news for Sep 2014

DONG gets Burbo 2 green light, Bristol channel data available from the Crown Estate and Companies commit to 100% renewables. The offshore renewable related news for Sep 2014. Organised into the news categories...
Company News, Data, Energy Storage, Environmental Impact, Funding, Events, Innovation, Marine Bioenergy, Planning, Policy, OTEC, Renewable Energy, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind Energy and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, drones and robots
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Company News
 
Statoil, Statkraft award Siemens mega Dudgeon contract    1 September 2014
 
MHI Vestas and Dong Energy expand partnership    1 September 2014
 
3sun: Offshore Wind Presents Powerful Opportunities, Gusty Challenges    2 September 2014
 
AW Energy to collaborate with Lloyds Register on WaveRoller technology    4 September 2014
 
Technip pulls plug on offshore    8 September 2014
 
MeyGen Project Pens Largest Marine Energy Lease    11 September 2014
 
Tribute Resources, Fundy Tidal in Joint Tidal Project    12 September 2014
 
OPT ready for new blood    12 September 2014
 
Pentland Firth turbine firm MeyGen signs 10-year power deal    17 September 2014
 
Tidal Lagoon Power Moves to New Premises    17 September 2014
 
Wales taps JBA, Partrac know-how    24 September 2014
 
Atlantis, Minesto win EU cash    24 September 2014
 
Pelamis confirms WestWave tie-up    26 September 2014
 
Big-Name Companies Commit To 100% Renewables Campaign    29 September 2014
 
Jee’s Subsea Cable Solutions for Scottish Enterprise Tidal Energy Installations    30 September 2014
 
EWP to Build Wave Energy Power Plant in Gibraltar    30 September 2014
 
        
Data
 
  Crown Estate publishes new open data from the Bristol Channel    2 September 2014
 
Fraunhofer Researchers Improve Underwater Images    2 September 2014
 
NASA helps harness an ocean of energy    4 September 2014
 
US funds marine energy research    4 September 2014
 
Crown sets rules on seabed finds    5 September 2014
 
EMEC Makes New Animations for Wave and Tidal Test Sites    5 September 2014
 
Sgurr launches wind data portal    11 September 2014
 
Ahoy, offshore wind: Advanced buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource    12 September 2014
 
 
Energy Storage
 
Cavernous Swiss Power Plant Undermined by Renewable Energy    1 September 2014
 
EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future    1 September 2014
 
Safe Lithium Batteries with a Long Service Life    9 September 2014   
 
Energy Storage: Progress and Promise    10 September 2014
 
German Clean Energy Shift Can Ignore Storage for Now, Study Says    15 September 2014
 
Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage: Fantasy or Reality?    16 September 2014
 
SoCal Edison opens mega-battery    25 September 2014
 
Battery system will be able to light 2,500 homes    30 September 2014
 
Hawaiian Electric Narrows List Of Energy Storage Providers    30 September 2014
 
Multi-objective optimization of an underwater compressed air energy storage system using genetic algorithm    Energy Volume 74, 1 September 2014, Pages 396–404
Parameters affecting scalable underwater compressed air energy storage    Applied Energy Volume 134, 1 December 2014, Pages 239–247
Energy storage systems supporting increased penetration of renewables in islanded systems    Energy Volume 75, 1 October 2014, Pages 265–280
      
Environmental Impact
 
Master Fined After Wind Farm Collision    2 September 2014
 
How marine life responds to underwater noise    2 September 2014
 
Greater Gabbard OWF Cables Cause Problems for Local Fishermen    3 September 2014
 
The Crown Estate Launches Protocol for Offshore Archaeological Discoveries    5 September 2014
 
How does underwater noise affect harbour porpoises?    9 September 2014
 
New Wind Power Study Aims To Put Bird Fatalities In Perspective    16 September 2014
 
Study untangles marine life risks    18 September 2014
 
New Research Improves on Earlier Bird-Killing Turbine Studies    19 September 2014
 
SNH offers help with kelp    25 September 2014
 
Bats may be mistaking wind turbines for trees    30 September 2014
 
Marine mammals and ocean noise: Future directions and information needs with respect to science, policy and law in Canada    Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume 86, Issues 1–2, 15 September 2014, Pages 29–38
 
Funding
 
DECC sets CfD date in stone    1 September 2014
 
Eco Wave Power Seeks Foreign Investment for Ocean Energy Development    3 September 2014
 
UK at all-time low in attractiveness for renewable energy investment    17 September 2014
 
Marine pours £217m into Scotland    23 September 2014
 
Investors Warm up to German Offshore    25 September 2014
 
    
Innovation
 
UMaine to Test 56-Meter Wind Turbine Blade    3 September 2014
 
Oregon Wave Energy Device Gets Test; Hopes to Win by Avoiding Waves    5 September 2014
 
Saltwater-powered sports car approved for EU roads    6 September 2014
 
Device Harvests Power from Natural Temperature Fluctuations    8 September 2014
 
AdBm Demonstrates Underwater Noise Abatement Solutions    9 September 2014
 
France to build wind farm with stealth turbine blades    9 September 2014
 
Hydrogen production breakthrough could herald cheap green energy    12 September 2014
 
Topwind flashes bat signal    16 September 2014
 
The Switch to Deliver Full-Power Converter for Floating Power Plant    16 September 2014
 
Future of energy storage    16 September 2014
 
Swedish steel for floating platforms    17 September 2014
 
NASA's wind-watching ISS-RapidScat ready for launch    18 September 2014
 
U.S. DOE Helps Fund Quest For Taller Wind Turbine Towers    18 September 2014
 
New icing wind tunnel at Fraunhofer IFAM allows anti-icing tests under realistic conditions    19 September 2014
 
WavePOD starts German challenge    22 September 2014
 
Monitoring underwater structures    25 September 2014
 
Floating solar first for UK    29 September 2014
 
    
Marine Bioenergy
 
Innovative Seaweed Farming Trials Underway Near Port Lincoln, Australia    10 September 2014
 
Evaluation of marine sediments as microbial sources for methane production from brown algae under high salinity    Bioresource Technology Volume 169, October 2014, Pages 362–366
Production of biodiesel from carbon sources of macroalgae, Laminaria japonica    Bioresource Technology Volume 169, October 2014, Pages 455–461
 
Planning
 
Planning Inspectorate to Issue Hornsea 1 Recommendations    8 September 2014
 
Navitus Bay in PINs cross hairs    11 September 2014
 
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Now in Force    22 September 2014
 
Dong gets Burbo 2 green light    26 September 2014
 
Offshore duty for National Grid    29 September 2014
 
 
Policy
 
Renewables industry unifies around key tests for next Government    7 September 2014
 
Scotland Independence Could Put $23 Billion of Renewable Projects at Risk    9 September 2014
 
US offshore wind making progress, but craves policy certainty    8 September 2014
 
Renewables battle on in face of uncertain policies    11 September 2014
 
EC urged to mull 45% 2030 target    23 September 2014
 
Dutch map 3.4GW offshore zones    27 September 2014
 
OTEC
Feasibility study of a combined Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion method in South Korea    Energy Volume 75, 1 October 2014, Pages 443–452
 
 
Renewable energy
 
Neural network-based forecasting for renewable energy transmission    5 September 2014
 
Britain slides to 5-year low in E&Y's renewable energy ranking    15 September 2014
 
Renewable energy resources: Current status, future prospects and their enabling technology    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 39, November 2014, Pages 748–764
 
Tidal energy
 
£70m tidal project off Anglesey coast is suspended    1 September 2014
 
Bay of Fundy FORCE study looking at tidal power turbine potential    2 September 2014
 
Turbulent TIME for tidal experts    5 September 2014
 
Getting to the nitty gritty of tidal engineering: are 2MW-plus system packages the industry sweet spot?    8 September 2014
 
Developers to discuss 'large scale' tidal lagoon from Colwyn Bay to Rhyl    10 September 2014
 
MP set to meet Ribble barrage mastermind    12 September 2014
 
UK’s biggest marine energy lease for tidal project    25 September 2014
 
 
 Wave energy
 
Grants, program expansion to continue progress with wave energy development    9 September 2014
 
Carnegie: CETO Unit Offshore Preparations Complete, Onshore Testing Nears Completion    10 September 2014
 
Wave power milestone (Pelamis)    17 September 2014
 
Oz pair ready to build BioWave    18 September 2014
 
BioPower Systems Teams With WorleyParsons to Deliver Design For Wave Energy Project    17 September 2014
 
Pelamis Technology Shortlisted for Ireland’s First Wave Farm Project    26 September 2014
 
 
Wind energy      
 
Case for commercialised floating turbines in offshore Japan stronger than ever    1 September 2014
 
US offshore inches forward    3 September 2014
 
UK to be global leader of offshore wind energy market by 2020    5 September 2014
 
Deepwater demo gets green light    5 September 2014
 
Maine floater nails $3.8m grant    8 September 2014
 
Vattenfall to scrap Yttre Stengrund Offshore Wind Farm    18 September 2014
 
Global wind tally hits 336GW    18 September 2014
 
Gabriel upbeat on German wind    22 September 2014
 
Global wind expert says offshore wind will be one of the cheapest UK energy sources by 2025    23 September 2014
 
Renewable energy: Wind power tests the waters    24 September 2014
 
Future for offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom: The way forward    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 39, November 2014, Pages 655–666
Life cycle cost analysis of wind power considering stochastic uncertainties    Energy Volume 75, 1 October 2014, Pages 411–418
Wind farms — Where and how to place them? A choice experiment approach to measure consumer preferences for characteristics of wind farm establishments in Sweden    Ecological Economics Volume 105, September 2014, Pages 193–203
 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, drones and robots
 
Researchers Work to Create Smarter Underwater Drones    8 September 2014
 
BG Group, BIR in New Underwater Vehicle Project    16 September 2014
 
Flying robots will go where humans can't    17 September 2014
 
Using underwater robots for a better understanding of the underwater world    19 September 2014
 
 


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