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Tidal Energy

Maine tidal pilot project not seeking new license

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The holder of a federal pilot license for a Maine tidal energy project has told regulators that it does not intend to relicense the project beyond the pilot license's expiration in 2022, pointing to tidal current velocities...more

Tidal lagoons - turning the tide

by DLA Piper on

This article was originally published in Building.co.uk, and is reproduced with permission. Charles Hendry, an ex-energy minister, found in his recently published report that tidal lagoons can play a cost effective role in...more

First flesh on the bones of the new UK government’s energy policy?

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The UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) chose 9 November 2016 to release a series of long-awaited energy policy documents. The substance of some of the announcements, which primarily cover...more

Maine tidal project preliminary permit issued

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A tidal energy developer has been granted a preliminary permit to study a proposed project in Western Passage, near the city of Eastport, Maine. Under the Federal Power Act, most grid-connected tidal power projects...more

Green Tax Incentive Compendium

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - A. GENERAL DESCRIPTION. The Federal Internal Revenue Code provides a business income tax credit in the amount of $0.023 (2015) per kilowatt hour of...more

Edgartown's Muskeget tidal project faces questions

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A municipal tidal power project proposed for the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard faces federal deadlines if its licensing process is to continue. The Muskeget Channel Tidal Energy Project, proposed by the Town of...more

Alaska tidal permit surrendered

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Five years after applying for and receiving a preliminary permit to study a proposed Alaska tidal energy project, the project developer has surrendered that permit. At issue is ORPC Alaska 2, LLC's proposed East Foreland...more

Washington tidal power license surrendered

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U.S. hydropower regulators have accepted a Washington public utility district's application to surrender its license for an unconstructed tidal power project. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington...more

UK renewable Contracts for Difference – now only for offshore wind?

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The UK’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) regime for renewable subsidies was one of the principal pillars of the Electricity Market Reform programme put in place by the 2010-2015 Coalition Government. In one way or another,...more

ORPC Maine files Western Passage preliminary permit application

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A Maine-based tidal energy company has applied to federal regulators for a preliminary permit for a tidal energy project proposed for development off the coast. ORPC Maine, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Renewable...more

NYC tidal energy project in question

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The future of a proposed New York City tidal energy project is in question. New York Tidal Energy Company's (NYTEC) East River Tidal Energy Pilot Project would be located in the East River at Hell Gate, in New York City, New...more

Washington tidal energy project cancelled

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A tidal energy project proposed off the Washington coast will be scrapped due to cost overruns, according to the project developer. Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County's proposed Admiralty Inlet Pilot...more

The Renewable Energy Sector’s New Frontier: Latin America And The Caribbean

While most jurisdictions within Latin America and the Caribbean base their core electric generation asset portfolio on fossil fuels, renewable energy technologies are now changing the regional energy landscape. Now, wind,...more

Snohomish tidal project wins FERC pilot license

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Federal regulators have issued a pilot license for a proposed tidal energy project in Washington. Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a 10-year pilot license to Public Utility District No. 1 of...more

Nova Scotia tidal power projects

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Plans to develop tidal power resources in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia are moving forward, as Fundy Tidal Inc. announces firmer plans to deploy tide-powered generators at three locations in Digby County. The extreme...more

Renewable Energy Update -- June 13, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

Renewable Energy Focus - DOE issues geothermal project development roadmap: Electric Power and Light News - Jun 6 -- The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) issued a geothermal energy regulatory roadmap to help developers...more

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