Attn: DOE Announces $27 Million in Waterpower Solicitations – Act Now!

The DOE just released two (2) announcements, one for business/industry ($12 M) and the other for the labs ($15 M).   They have different announcement #s: Business/Industry:  FOA Number: DE-FOA-0000069 Lab Call Number: DE-FOA-0000070 If you are looking to team up with other OREC members on these proposals, please contact Sean O’Neill at sean@oceanrenewable.com.

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Marine industry banking on climate regs

“Reprinted from [EENEws.net] with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. www.eenews.net. 202/628-6500. Want to see more news like this? Go to www.eenews.net!” By Katie Howell, E&E reporter (04/17/2009)- The fledgling marine energy industry needs incentives offered in possible federal climate regulations and about $200 million in private capital to lift its prospects, experts said […]

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Ocean projects face daunting financial, regulatory hurdles

“Reprinted from [EENEws.net] with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. www.eenews.net. 202/628-6500. Want to see more news like this? Go to www.eenews.net!” By Katie Howell, E & E Reporter (04/15/2009) The ocean could provide 2 percent of U.S. electricity needs within 15 years if there is a sea change in regulation, financing and deployment, […]

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Introduction of the 2009 Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act

The press release for OREC on the introduction of the 2009 Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act in the House of Representatives by Rep. Jay Inslee can be found here OREC Inslee Marine Act 04/28/09 .

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President Obama, Secretary Salazar Announce Framework for Renewable Energy Development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf

The MMS Rule is out.  Here’s a synopsis and News Release. The 579 page document is available online at: http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2009-09462_PI.pdf. We’ll post a synopsis as soon as we’ve had time to absorb this.  Sean and Carolyn will also be participating in tomorrow’s MMS conference call on the rule and we’ll update you if we learn any […]

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The Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference and Twitter

The Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference is just around the corner, kicking off this Wednesday, April 15.  It’s not too late to sign up, so please do!  Visit the conference website to see the star-studded cast that we’ve lined up for panels and the conference, as well as the post-conference advocacy training. Also, we’ll have […]

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Memorandum of Understanding signed April 9,2009

On April 9, 2009, Commissioner Wellinghoff of FERC and Secretary Salazar of DOI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to clarify “jurisdictional understandings” regarding renewable energy projects in waters on the OCS. Salient features of the MOU along with my comments are listed below. 1.  Acknowledgment of Jurisdiction:  The MOU acknowledges that MMS has exclusive jurisdiction […]

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Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference Profile- Gregory Hagood

We’re in the final countdown towards the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference 2009. In anticipation, we’re running a series of mini-profiles of our OREC members who will be moderating our conference panels to give you a sense of the quality and substance that we intend to deliver. Gregory F. Hagood, CFA Managing Director Navigant Capital […]

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Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference 2009: Profile – Eoin Sweeney

We’re in the final countdown towards the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference 2009.  In anticipation, we’re running a series of mini-profiles of our OREC members who will be moderating our conference panels to give you a sense of the quality and substance that we intend to deliver. Eoin Sweeney What changes have you noticed in […]

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Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference 2009: Profile – Dallas J. Meggitt

We’re in the final countdown towards the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference 2009. In anticipation, we’re running a series of mini-profiles of our OREC members who will be moderating our conference panels to give you a sense of the quality and substance that we intend to deliver. Dallas J. Meggitt Technical Director Sound & Sea […]

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