OREC Hits the Hill for Appropriations for Ocean Energy

OREC hit Capitol Hill last month to lobby for a $60 million appropriation for ocean energy.  The request breaks down as follows: *Basic and applied technology research:              $20 million [DOE] *Test Facility & Ocean demonstration projects:     $30 million [DOE] *Identify location and permit test facility:               $ […]

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Offshore Renewables Updates

I’ve finally updated OREC’s companion weblog, The LOCE Offshore Wind and Wave Weblog.  Now at the site are blurbs on recent ocean energy developments nationally and worldwide, including in Africa, Ireland, Scotland and the US.  Also, a report on GE’s Recent Investment in Ocean Power Delivery, the UK company developing the world’s first commercial wave […]

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OREC’s MMS Comments Finally Available Online

It’s been two months since February 28, 2006 when OREC filed our 80 pages of comments on MMS’ Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Alternate Uses of the Outer Continental Shelf.  (for background on the significance of the MMS regulations to the offshore renewables industry, see here).  Through use of an OREC Wiki, we gathered […]

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