Organized by the same folks responsible for the world famous Film, Interactive and Music festival usually held in early March, SXSWEco brought together many of the world’s brightest minds and most interesting companies to talk about solutions to our social and environmental problems. My mind is still overflowing (more…)
Tidal energy proponents are optimistic that the French government strategy of “investments in the future” could by the end of the summer lead to governmental support for the France Ocean Energies technological platform supported by the Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la (more…)
A nanoengineered graphene coating could make it possible to generate hydroelectric power without disrupting river ecosystems.
Humans have been harvesting the power of moving water for centuries, from waterwheel’s to hydroelectric dams. The only problem with most of (more…)
Nautricity is a UK company that develops tidal energy technology. Its CoRMaT tidal turbine, a 500kw device in its largest form, will be installed and tested in the Thames River alongside a former Royal Navy sloop called the HQS Wellington (see Clean Technica article).
The CoRMaT turbine is the subject of at least one (more…)
China’s omnivorous energy requirements have been attracting increasing attention as of late, as Beijing attempts to secure any and all sources of power for its growing industrial base.
Nowhere is this more noticeable than Beijing’s policies in the South China Sea, where Chinese (more…)
A surge in hydroelectric power caused by a heavy spring flow in the Columbia River in the U.S. Northwest has forced authorities to shut down nearby wind energy operations for several hours a day to ease the stress on regional electric grid, triggering conflict between the two renewable energy sectors. (more…)
The U.S. Interior Department is reviewing a proposal from a Florida university to launch an experimental project to generate electricity using the power of the Gulf Stream, the warm-water current that flows along the eastern U.S. and the North Atlantic.
In the first application to test an ocean current (more…)