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Published: 2009-06-06T16:49:31-07:00




To all my loyal Renewables Offshore subscribers: As I've hinted over the past few months, my site is moving to a different location. The URL, will remain the same, but both the RSS Feed and email may change, so...

How Clouds May Help Marine Renewables


I came across this interesting article about how the White House is exploring cloud computing options as a way to modernize the federal government infrastructure. For those unfamiliar with the term, cloud computing is a catch all for delivery of...

FERC's Budget Suggests That 2010 Won't Be A Big Year for Marine Renewables


They say that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Somewhat analogously (though not a perfect fit), the best way to figuring out an agency's intentions is through its budget. So it was with great interest...

Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2009 Introduced in U.S. House and Senate


Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) has introduced the Marine Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 2009 in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced companion legislation in the United States Senate, reports Energy Current and the Ocean Renewable...

Marine Renewables News Round-Up


As I await the completion of the new home for this blog, I'm still playing catch-up with postings. So here's a quick round up of some recent developments and interesting news items from the past two weeks: The Scottish Saltire...

Marine Renewables and Ancillary Industries


The potential for the marine renewables technologies to eventually spawn ancillary industries and economic growth in related sectors continues to captivate my imagination. Imagine, floating data centers or wave-powered desalinization facilities or other hybrid uses. This past week, I came...

FERC and MMS Finalize MOU, Open the Door for MMS Rule


Well, folks, the jurisdictional smackdown between FERC and MMS that I first posted about over two years ago has finally ended. Following threat of Congressional intervention, on April 9, 2009, both agencies finally signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding...

Why My Postings Have Been Light


As my loyal readers have noticed, my postings over the past several months have been erratic - and I'd like to explain my absence. First, with the election of Obama and various stimulus packages, budget bills and energy legislation under...

FERC and MMS Agree to Agree


Under threat of Congressional intervention, FERC and MMS last week agreed to lay down their swords in the jurisdictional smackdown that has held up MMS' issuance of leasing rules for the Outer Continental Shelf and stymied development not just of...

Why Projects Need to Get Into the Water


Agucadoura Wave Park, the world's first commercial wave energy project has gone off line, at least for the time being reports Green Tech Media. According to Pelamis, the three 750 kwh units were working as expected up through November, with...

Back At It...Global Marine Renewables Conference Coming Soon!


Sorry for the long break - there's just so much going on in the marine renewables space and I promise to get you all up to speed. To find out what's going on at OREC, visit OREC Website. And more...

Top 5 Myths of FERC Jurisdiction


OK, so maybe the top 5 myths of FERC Jurisdiction aren't as humorous as a David Letterman Top 10, both features do have something in common. Just as Letterman's top 10 lists are an indispensable part of his show, so...