Tyre particles ‘are a major source of pollution in the UK’s rivers and oceans’

That’s the conclusion reached in a new report from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the University of Plymouth, which suggests tyres are a previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment

Tidal energy ‘could provide 24/7 renewable energy to Danish archipelago’

A new study projects electricity demand in Faroe Islands will reach 600GW by 2030, allowing tidal energy to play a bigger role in its power generation

China installs ‘mammoth’ turbine in Wuhan city to harness tidal energy

The 500kW project has been developed by Scottish firm Simec Atlantis Energy and boasts a rotor diameter of 18 metres

US announces $22m to advance marine energy industry

The DoE seeks to support research and development and testing infrastructure in ocean sciences and marine energy

‘The Blob’ kills one million seabirds… but what is it?

Scientists say huge numbers of common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska

Irish wave energy device headed out to Hawaii for one-year testing phase

Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave power generator is as tall as a three-storey building and more than 35 metres long

US invests $24.9m in hydropower and marine innovation

It will support industry-led solutions to increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource

Waves
‘Low-costs and tech readiness needed for wave energy to make a splash by 2024’

UK-based offshore energy specialist Simply Blue Energy and Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean claim they may have a solution

Norway pledges NOK3bn to promote cleaner oceans

The funding will be provided over five years between 2020 and 2024

You’ve heard of ‘world’s most powerful’ tidal turbine – but have you seen the video?

We thought it would be interesting to show what the turbine actually looks like – let us know what you think!