Secretary Salazar Holds Press Conference

Last week, Department of Interior Secretary Salazar held a press conference to discuss, among other things, the Mineral Management Service’s plans for management of the Outer Continental Shelf. has a good summary here. Salazar stated that he is committed to issuing the long awaited rules for authorizing alternative energy projects on the Outer Continental […]

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Events in Washington D.C. are changing at a rapid pace, and OREC is striving to keep our members up to date on these events.  At the same time, we recognize that our members are busy and may not have time to keep abreast of frequent emails.  For that reason, we have chosen to make use […]

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$40 Million for Water Power in FY09 Omnibus Act

The FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act has been released (click here to view) and there’s more good news for marine renewables.  Appropriations for FY09 include $40 million for the Department of Energy’s water power program, a substantial increase over the $10 million that OREC was instrumental in securing for 2008.  OREC has been working to ensure […]

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OREC Announces Job Board

OREC is pleased to announce that we’ve added a job board to our website. You can find the link on the home page directly beneath the ‘Home’ button or follow the link here. If you’re looking for a position in the marine renewables field or hoping to hire, please send us your announcement.  At this […]

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Early Bird Registration Extended

We’ve extended the Early Bird Registration one more week– Early Bird is now available until February 23, 2009! To see interviews from last year’s conference visit and see the sidebar at the website. We have 8 countries represented, so far, and more than twice as many registrants than we had at this point last […]

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Stimulus Bill Promises to Buoy Marine Renewables Industry

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or as it is commonly called, the “stimulus package.”  The legislation contains a combination of tax cuts and funding programs that bring unprecedented support to the marine renewables industry. Despite the legislation’s fast track, OREC managed to […]

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Marine Renewables Round-Up

Here’s a wave and tidal news round up for the first part of February 2009.  If you have any news to share, please send it our way. The Commission approved orders authorizing two innovative transmission projects that will carry power from wind farms in the Northern Rocky Mountains to the Las Vegas area.   For more […]

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OREC Job Board

Marine Renewables Energy Engineer (Wave and Tidal) GL Garrad Hassan (GL GH) is the world’s largest independent technical and engineering consultancy for renewable energy, serving the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors.  From its offices across the globe, it offers a full service to stakeholders at all stages of the renewable energy […]

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