Wave Energy – Scientists Still Looking For A Killer App

by Sophie Hares (Reuters) - Energy from the ocean breakers that pound Mexico’s Pacific Coast could soon be turned into electricity as an Israeli joint venture finalizes permits and financing for the country’s first wave energy plant. Wave power development has long lagged renewable rivals such as solar, but Eco Wave Power says it could prove an effective way to deliver power … [Read more...]

Green Energy Stock Skyrockets After Power-Generating Buoy Deployment

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. climbed to a 19-month high after installing its first power-generating buoy designed for commercial use, off the coast of New Jersey. Ocean Power gained 75 percent to $8.29 at the close in New York, the highest since December 2014. The shares rose 61 percent Thursday after announcing the deployment of its PB3 PowerBuoy. Chief Executive … [Read more...]

We Sail the Ocean Blue, but We’re Going Green, Too

USS Carl Vinson Strike Group, Exercise Tandem Thrust 2003, US Navy Photo WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) Rear Adm. (Ret.) Robert James's characterization of the Navy's pursuit of alternative fuels and energy technologies displays a serious misunderstanding of the department's commitment and rationale behind these important efforts ("Of Mustard Fuel and Marines," op-ed, Aug. 2). He … [Read more...]

London Array OffShore Wind Farm Sees First Foundation Installed

LONDON (Dow Jones)--DONG Energy, E.ON AG (EOAN.XE) and Masdar said Tuesday that the first of 177 foundations has been installed at the U.K.'s multi-billion pound flagship offshore wind farm London Array that will be the largest offshore wind farm when it is commissioned next year. The monopile, which provides the base for the wind turbine, was supplied and installed by joint … [Read more...]

Petrobras To Double Biofuels Production With Eye On Global Shipments

Will the waterways soon be flooded with biofuel tankers? Brazilian state-run energy giant Petrobras (PBR, PETR4.BR) will spend $3.5 billion over the next four years to more than double biofuels output, positioning the company to take advantage of global demand for clean, renewable sources of energy. "We are preparing for a global scenario in which the demand for biofuels … [Read more...]