About: wave and tidal power

Energy 03-03-2021

What next for ocean energies in Europe?

The European Commission’s offshore energy strategy, presented in November, set the bar high for tidal and wave power, aiming for a total installed capacity of 1 GW by 2030 and 40 GW by 2050. The industry is now rolling up its sleeves to try and deliver on that promise.
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Energy 25-11-2020

Ocean Energy: A test of the Green Deal’s transformational ambitions

Beyond its decarbonisation goals, the Green Deal aims to create entirely new industries and jobs, reframe our relationship with local environments and natural resources, and re-prioritise fairness and quality of life. A powerful step-change by a confident young Commission, or just admirable intentions?  A new initiative on ocean energy may prove to be an important barometer, writes Rémi Gruet.
Energy 17-11-2020

EU aims for ‘massive change of scale’ on tidal, wave energy

While focusing chiefly on wind power, the European Commission’s upcoming offshore energy strategy also seeks to boost other ocean energy sources like wave and tidal, according to a draft policy document seen by EURACTIV.
Energy 04-09-2017

Tidal power world record broken off Scottish coast

August was a record-breaking month for Scottish tidal energy, after a power station managed to generate 700 megawatt-hours of electricity. Studies show that tidal power could supply nearly half of Scotland’s power needs.

Top EU maritime official warns against ocean ‘gold rush’

The European commissioner for maritime affairs, Maria Damanaki, has called at the World Ocean Summit for businesses to see the oceans as an economic resource but has warned against a “frenzied gold rush”.
Energy 20-01-2014

EU action plan for ocean energy set to make waves

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission will today (20 January) announce an ocean energy action plan to set an energy forum and strategic roadmap in place by 2016, and ready a European Industrial Initiative for implementation by 2020.
Brexit 06-04-2012

Britain opens £20 mln wave power contest

Britain launched on Thursday a £20 million (€24 million) contest to support up to two pilot wave energy projects, as the government hopes to scale up the clean technology to power more homes and businesses and curb carbon emissions.
Brexit 27-03-2012

EU push for ocean energy set to fall short

Europe's wave and tidal power technology is likely to disappoint EU expectations for 2020 and take over a decade to contribute to energy supply in a significant way, even though it is chalking up rapid growth and drawing in big industrial investors.