Tag Archives: Oceans

World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Huge offshore wind farm to use recyclable turbine blades

A wind turbine at the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, in the Irish Sea. With governments around the world attempting to ramp up their renewable energy capacity, the number of wind turbines worldwide only looks set to grow, which will in turn increase pressure on the sector to find sustainable solutions …

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FastBlade tidal turbine testing site opens in Scotland

An image of the £4.6 million FastBlade facility. Scotland has a long association with North Sea oil and gas production, but in recent years it’s also become a hub for companies and projects focused on tidal power and marine energy in general. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images News | …

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Orsted moves forward with plans to grow corals on wind turbines

Alongside their natural beauty, coral reefs have an important role to play in the natural world. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, around one quarter of the ocean’s fish rely on healthy coral reefs. Reinhard Dirscherl | Ullstein Bild | Getty Images Danish energy firm Orsted is to …

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Taiwan’s ‘biggest offshore wind farm’ generates its first power

An offshore wind turbine in waters off Taiwan. Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs says it’s targeting 20% renewable energy generation by the middle of this decade. Billy H.C. Kwok | Bloomberg | Getty Images A large-scale offshore wind farm in waters off the coast of Taiwan has produced its first …

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Europe’s ocean energy installations surge back to pre-Covid levels

An overhead view of a tidal turbine from Orbital Marine Power on September 6, 2021. William Edwards | AFP | Getty Images European installations of tidal and wave energy capacity jumped in 2021, as the ocean energy sector saw deployments revert to pre-pandemic levels and a substantial increase in investment. …

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Britain resurfaces huge tidal energy plan amid Ukraine crisis

An aerial shot of the Severn Estuary from 2010. Jamie Cooper | Sspl | Getty Images An independent commission in the U.K. is to revisit the possibility of using the Severn Estuary, a large body of water between England and Wales, to harness tidal energy. The commission will be set …

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RWE, Tata Power to scope offshore wind projects in India

This image shows onshore wind turbines in Gujarat, India. Shiv Mer | Istock | Getty Images German energy giant RWE and India’s Tata Power on Monday announced a collaboration that will focus on developing offshore wind projects in India. The firms said a memorandum of understanding relating to the plans …

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