Tag: marine energy

The US government announces plan to promote the wind energy sector

The US government has unveiled a plan to install wind farms at sea to provide power to more than 10 million homes by 2030 and thus contribute to efforts against climate change. The plan aims to produce 30 GW of wind power in the country by 2021, according to an official statement. The goal will require investments estimated at more than $12 billion a year along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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Marine energy has potential to power 220 million US homes: DOE report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have issued a new report titled, Marine Energy in the United States: An Overview of Opportunities, that identifies the potential of marine energy resources (wave, tidal, ocean current, ocean thermal, and riverine marine). Using the national and state level data, the report finds the total marine energy technical resource in the 50 states to be 2,300 TWh per year or the equivalent to roughly 57 per cent of electricity generated in the US in 2019 – enough to power 220 million homes in the county.

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New York City’s Roosevelt Island to get power from tidal turbines

Marine energy company, Verdant Power, has installed tidal power turbines in New York City’s East River which will provide clean electricity to the narrow Roosevelt Island through a distributed generation system connected to Con Edison’s local grid. This is the first commercially licensed tidal power project in the US.

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